Blessed are the Meek

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."

Albert Barnes defines meekness as a "patience in the reception of injuries". Oh my, that really sheds a different light of the word for me. I find that I can so often be so quickly offended when I am injured.

This verse speaks to me of my need to be quick to forgive those who have injured and offended me. I wonder if meekness is what happens when we really love someone. Possibly the earth that we inherit is of a relational nature? Maybe those who are meek, and quick to forgive, are those who have real authority on earth. Possibly forgiving is the only way to be meek.

Lord, help me to be meek. Help me to be quick to forgive.

2 comments:

  1. Glad to see you are writing again, Bob.

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  2. I like that take on meekness. Often I've hear that meekness is not weakness..but this is a good way to see it. Thanks.

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