Be Meek—Be Happy

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Woman clasping hands

In His characteristic way Jesus was saying something quite shocking and revolutionary to His listener with these words, “Happy are the meek.” He was saying something quite the opposite of our modern concept of the way to happiness. We say, “Happy are the clever, for they shall inherit the admiration of their friends”; “Happy are the aggressive, for they shall inherit a career”; “Happy are the rich, for they shall inherit a world of friends and a house full of modern gadgets.” Jesus did not say, “Be meek and you shall inherit the earth.” He, more than anyone else, knew that meekness was a gift of God, a result of rebirth. Jesus was not issuing a command in this Beatitude nor saying, “You ought to be meek, that is the way to live.” No! He was saying that if we want to find the secret of happiness, that if we want to enjoy living, then “meekness” is a basic key.

Prayer for the day

May I truly reflect Your meekness in my life, Lord.

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18 Comments

  1. Nguyenthi says:

    Wow! That is so AWESOME! Although I know that, it is going to take some time to let that sink in to the depth of how He loves me. That fills my heart with joy! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Gerry says:

    Becoming meek is an ongoing process. Pray daily for spiritual guidance.

  3. BERTHOD VEDASTO says:

    Glory to God

  4. Joyce Paul says:

    Help Us, Heavenly Father,to see the many ways You Love n Encourage us; then help us to love n encourage those around us so that they can see You in us.God Richly Bless U n Ur BGEA! Amen.

  5. ADEPEJU ROBERT JAMES says:

    JOY OF THE LORD IS THE STRENGH OF EVERY BELIEVER O LORD LET ME TRULY REFLECT YOUR MEEKNESS IN MY LIFE AND MAKE ME BE FULL OF JOY AND HAPPY ALL THE DAY OF MY LIFE BY YOUR GRACE

  6. Alice N. Kambo says:

    Life is about knowing Jesus and remaining Happy, for the joy of the Lord will always be our strength to put on a smile with each passing day.

  7. Harjinder singh says:

    Amen!