Sunday, 30 March 2014

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March 30, 2014

Blessed Are The Meek

Read: Matthew 5:1-10

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

One problem with the English word 'meek' is that it rhymes with 'weak', and people have linked the two words together for years. A popular dictionary offers a secondary definition of 'meek' as "too submissive; easily imposed on; spineless; spiritless." This causes some people to question why Jesus would say, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matt. 5:5).

Greek scholar W. E. Vine says that meekness in the Bible is an attitude toward God "in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting." We see this in Jesus who found His delight in doing the will of His Father.

Vine goes on to say that "the meekness manifested by the Lord and commended to the believer is the fruit of power. . . . The Lord was 'meek' because He had the infinite resources of God at His command." He could have called angels from heaven to prevent His crucifixion.

Jesus told His weary, burdened followers, "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am [meek] and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (Matt. 11:29). He was the perfect model of meekness.

When we are tired and troubled, Jesus invites us to discover the peace of meekly trusting Him. —David McCasland

Love sent the Savior to die in my stead.
Why should He love me so?
Meekly to Calvary's cross He was led.
Why should He love me so? —Harkness

God has two dwellings, one in heaven and the other in a meek and thankful heart. —Walton

The Bible In One Year: Judges 9-10 & Luke 5:17-39

Goodmorning! Bless the Lord oh my soul, let all that is within me bless His Holy name

My dear friends and family, when you pray today please remember my mum Mrs ogugua Victoria Nwegbu who would have been 49 today but for the cold hands of death.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there.

1 comment:

  1. Chei Sorry Isi may her soul RIP.... Amen. The Lord is ur strength