“Blessed are the Meek” (click to listen, right click to download)

Who wants to be known as meek?  It doesn’t seem to be a desirable quality at first glance.

By contrast, “Just Do It” ; “No Fear” ; “Live Strong”; and “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” are some of the phrases people embrace as personal creeds.  These phrases urge people to assert themselves in the midst of a challenge or obstacle.

But maybe we have the wrong assumptions about what meekness is? 

Meekness is not simply being timid, quiet or the kind of person who acquiesces to other people’s preferences.  A meek person is someone who has confidence in his soul, in his inner being;  he does not need to “demand” attention or grasp for power and position.  A meek person is able to handle criticism because she has a proper view of herself in God’s eyes, and in others’ eyes.

Jesus promises that the meek will inherit the earth.  In God’s kingdom, it is the humble and gentle who will be rulers over God’s new creation!