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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13 Comments

  1. Akintomide Naomi says:

    Thank God.

  2. John Martin says:

    Thank you for the updates, if they become too numerous thanks for not taking us through a zoo to get it turned off. AMEN

  3. Kelly bourque says:

    I love Billy Graham, he is a Beautiful Person” I will continue to Pray for him,
    And his Family. God Bless Billy Graham. Thank you kelly❤️

  4. Yvette Saavedra says:

    One of the Fruits of the Spirit…….

  5. DONALD KRAEGER says:

    REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THESE DEVOTIONALS EVERY DAY. THANK YOU.

  6. Gerry says:

    Meekness is a character trait that we all hope to gain when we give our life to Christ.

  7. Joyce Paul says:

    The Spirit of humility and self-denial precedes a deeper and closer Work with GOD! God Bless you for spiritual guidance.

  8. Rose says:

    Thacks alot for encouragement may God bless you.

  9. Patrice says:

    We think of “meek” as meaning submissive or unassuming. We also often do not think of those as strong qualities or characteristics. It also means “serene”. I do think of that as a strength. To me, that means that you can be quiet and calm in the midst of a storm. Meekness also encompasses “humility”. We know that we want to follow the lead of our Lord and Savior who was the main example of meekness. Thank you for this writing.