Being meek – Prayer for February 25. To be meek means to be gentle. And to be gentle doesn’t mean one has low self-esteem or is afraid of people. Rather than staying humble and submissive to the higher authority, it is a choice. So let’s tell God to help us to be meek.
Bible Verse for Today
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
There is one great reward for those that are meek, and that is to inherit the earth. It means they will dominate and rule the world when the arrogant ones would have been cut off. For whatever reason, people misinterpret this third beatitude many times. The reason is that they take the word “meek” to be something related to being afraid, thus becoming meek.
The meaning of meek, according to the dictionary, makes it even more glaring why people think those that are meek are tended to be vulnerable – which means they are likely to accept whatever is imposed on them. Some dictionaries used the phrase “easily imposed on.” This means those that are meek can be forced to do anything. Meek in the dictionary is described as “quiet,” “gentle,” or “submissive.”
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Looking at the meaning from the dictionary, meekness can be misused or described in the wrong way. Though it has to do with gentleness, the true sense of meekness is to be submissive. Submission is the true meaning of meekness. When Jesus was talking about it, he was talking about those that are submissive. The reason why meekness can’t be taken as gentle only according to the words of Jesus is because one can be gentle and not submissive.
To be gentle means to be devoid of violence and tenderhearted – it does not necessarily mean that such would be submissive. Meekness has to do with both gentleness and submission. Those that are meek are unique people. They are the type that possesses a humble heart. They are special because not everyone can give utmost respect to people who are less their age but hold a higher position. One may think that respecting them should be inevitable since they are in an elevated position.
Being Meek Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, I thank you for a beautiful day like this. Thank you for the privilege of seeing this day and amending my ways again. Lord, I pray that if I have been arrogant unconsciously or consciously, please forgive me. Give me a heart of meekness. Lord, give me a heart that is submissive and obedient to your Word. Amen.
Also read: Prayer for February 24