Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.

(NIV)


According to Studylight.org, the word meek means, "mildness of disposition, gentleness of spirit." It goes on to say, "Meekness toward God is that disposition of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting." (To see the entire definition, click here.)

Therefore, meekness is not being a rug or welcome mat for people to wipe their feet on. I would define meekness as the lack of self-promotion, as a willingness to be that rug, if it for the sake of doing what is right.

I know that when you choose to live your life for others and for Christ, there are times when people take advantage of that. And I am in no way promoting intentional martyrdom... But I am asking the question, "...who are you living for?"

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