“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5
I believe most people today would look at meekness as being weakness, but meekness is not weakness. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. William Barkley defined meekness as “strength under control.” I was fascinated to learn that Southern horse breeders claim “the meekest horse wins the race. A meek horse is the one who has most responded to his training. All his strength is harnessed and brought under focused control.”
I must admit, there are days I can’t even imagine finishing the race God has set before me, let alone winning it. Do you feel that way today? If so, consider what we’ve learned so far in the Beatitudes. Jesus has told us we are blessed when we realize our spiritual bankruptcy, when we are deeply sorrowful for it, and when we respond humbly to Him and others. Jesus said in Matthew 11:29-30, “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
If you feel this morning as though the weight of the world is too much for you to bear, then take the yoke of Jesus and learn from Him who was gentle and lowly in heart and you will find strength and rest for your soul.
Join us Sunday morning as we dig into the truth of Jesus’ statement that “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”.
God bless you all and hope to see you there!