What is it to be meek? What comes to mind if a song about Jesus, Silent Night, where He as meek and mild. I think that’s the song. I may be wrong. Anyway, I almost always associate meek with mild because of that song. Just goes to show you that song lyrics you heard years ago will still haunt you.

Mild is just a name on the salsa jar, right? Mild also means bland. It means ordinary, run-of-the-mill, nothing special. In a sense, Jesus was all of those things. He was made like His brothers, He was not especially handsome or ugly. We despised Him as Isaiah says but that was because of the punishes He received at and before the cross. Jesus was ordinary in His appearance.

How was Jesus meek? I have often heard that meek means weak, but meekness has been much maligned. Meekness is like a bridled horse. It is great power under strict control, like the control room of a nuclear power plant. Jesus actually had immense power, even to call down 12 legions of angels if needed. I’d settle for one occasionally. But Jesus’ meekness allowed Him to approach with confidence any situation. That is the meekness spoken of in this passage.

The meek, the humble, the quietly confident of the Lord’s blessing on their life, the promise of life everlasting and the surety of the promises with the earnest of the Holy Spirit, the seal of His presence in your life, these shall inherit the land which is promised to them.

Heavenly Father, may I move forth in confidence today sure of the promises You have placed upon me. May I go forth in faith on the mission You have called me to, so that I may bless others. Help me to know this same meekness that was in my Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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