Who Are the Meek?

July 3 2022
Who Are the Meek?

Matthew 5:1-5 (NIV) Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,  2  and he began to teach them. He said: 3  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4  Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5  Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Ephesians 4:1-3 (KJV) I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Lowliness – our understanding of who we are in comparison to God

Meekness – my lowliness rooting me in humility because of that lowliness leading me to live a life of humility

How Do We Live Meekness In This Life?

  1. Submission to authority
  2. Humbly loving others who disagree
  3. Not trying to impose our moral code on others

Meekness Litmus Test: Am I zealously pursuing punishment on this (X) because they morally don’t agree with me, or am I making a personal decision to not do (Y) because I believe God is telling me this is wrong?

Titus 3:1-5 (ESV) Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. 3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,