Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are the Meek

Matthew 5:5
Matthew 5:1
Matthew 4:25

There are nine whom I would call blessed
and a tenth my tongue proclaims
Blessed is the man who can rejoice in his children
Blessed is the man who loves to see the downfall of his foes
Blessed is the one who does not sin with the tongue
Blessed is the one who doesn’t serve an inferior
Blessed is the one who finds a friend
Blessed is the one who speaks to attentive listeners
Greatest is the one who finds wisdom
And none is superior to the one who fears the LORD.

-The Wisdom of Ben-Sirah (Jewish Scholar from 150 B.C.)

Too often these characteristics have in Christian history been turned into ideals or virtues we must strive to attain. When we do that, we turn them into formulas that help us gain status and favor with God, which is of course precisely the opposite of what Jesus is trying to say.”

Stanley Hauerwas

1.) To be meek is to be humble

Matthew 5:28
Matthew 5:38
Matthew 5:43-44
Matthew 21:5

2.) To be meek is to be gentle

Matthew 11:29

‘Gentle and lowly’. This, according to his own testimony is Christ’s very heart. This is who he is. Tender. Open. Welcoming. Accommodating. Understanding. Willing. If we are asked to say only one thing about who Jesus is, we would be honoring Jesus’ own teaching if our answer is, gentle and lowly”

Dane Ortland

3.) To be meek is to know God fights for you.

Numbers 12:1-5

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