Monday, September 26, 2016

Meek like Jesus (day 39)

Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.
What does that mean?

One newer translations uses the word ‘humble’ another ‘gentle’, and when I look up the Greek word the translation gives me ‘mild’. How shall we find out what God desires of us?
Jesus says,
Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. For each one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened. (Matthew 7:7)
Jesus is our example and our guide. He says to ask and seek and knock. As I look (seek) to find this answer the first thing I think of is Jesus invitation in Matthew 11:28-30.

Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke on you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.
If Jesus shows me what it means to be meek, what can I know about Jesus that might help me know what the word means.

In 1 Peter 2:23, Peter is showing us Jesus as an example and he says:

                        ...who when He was reviled did not revile in return. When 
                       He suffered, He did not threaten, but gave Himself up to Him 
                       who judges righteously.

Now there’s something to think about! How quickly do I respond with threats and accusations?

Is this what it means to be meek? I cannot say for sure, but for myself I believe that this might be part of what it means.
Loving Father in Heaven thank you that you do not leave us without a help to understand and to do your will. Thank you for your holy spirit who guides us into all truth. Please give me grace to see my need for your help and guidance and grace to humble myself and listen then obey. 

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