Meekness Is Not Weakness ~ September 25

Meekness Is Not Weakness

It’s the ultimate forgiveness

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

When we hear the word meek, most of us equate it to weak, but that’s not what the word means. Webster defines it as: enduring injury with patience and without resentment. I believe this is the meekness of which Jesus speaks.

Jesus was meek, and he demonstrated it when, as He hung on the cross, He said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34. While He suffered the greatest injury of all, He suffered it with patience and without resentment.

He was not only talking about the soldiers who were charged with putting Him to death, He was talking about all mankind, and I thank God He forgives us for all we’ve done. Most of our sins were/are not done in ignorance, but Jesus takes them upon Himself anyway, and He takes them with utmost meekness, with patience beyond my comprehension, and with a lack of resentment that astounds me.

How can we not love Him?

When we love God, we become one with Him, and as our love for Him grows, we become more like Him. We become patient and harbor no resentment when others injure us. Is this word—this thing—meekness synonymous with love? Are they one and the same? I think maybe so.

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