The might of meekness

Meekness ... not a very popular word these days. Certainly not on many people's "top ten" list. Yet meekness is not an outdated, weak quality, as many believe; rather, it's absolutely essential for productive and successful living. The way of meekness is actually the way of might.

The Bible records a chain of meekness in the lives of great individuals, including Moses, Solomon, and the Master, Christ Jesus. Moses was described as being "very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth" (Num. 12:3). When Solomon was made king, his response was "I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. ... Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people" (I Kings 3:7, 9). Jesus taught us that the meek "shall inherit the earth" (Matt. 5:5).

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