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00185 - Beatitudes - Blessed are the meek

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

If you look at the definition of meek, it almost sounds like someone who is constantly walked over by the people around them. To be quiet, gentle, easily imposed on or submissive, doesn’t suggest in our modern world the picture of success or accomplishment.

However there is an astonishing promise in Matthew 5:5, ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth’. (NIV) Never under-estimate how God views those amongst us who have a gentle, considered disposition.

Sometimes, if we can’t defend ourselves in a situation, going to God with the troubles of our heart will effectively ask God to defend us. He is the cleft of the rock for the meek, the quiet, the gentle. The reward for a meek purity of heart is to be trusted by God. God loves, honesty, humility, thoughtfulness and peace, all of which are found as characteristics of the meek.


Being gentle of heart, is inline with God’s heart, it’s a strength not a weakness.


Lord, help me not apologise for my meekness, envelope me with your love Lord, Amen.

Action Point

If any of this resonates with you, focus on it, know in your meekness what you should pray for, do or change for good, and then move toward it.

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