“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger.”
Meekness is a grace that Jesus alone teaches, a concept which no ancient philosopher (past or present) seems to have understood or recommended. In the passage above, it’s interesting to note how the Lord, through the Prophet Zephaniah, addresses the upright and godly in Israel, extending the message to us today.
Even the most virtuous among us, lacking the grace imparted by God through genuine salvation, cannot secure God’s approval, let alone commendation for a meek life. Grace, truth, meekness, and every fruit of the Spirit are accessible only through Jesus – after salvation has taken place.
In the absence of this spiritual quality, it will be impossible to please God, especially in an era where offenses abound and living a Christian life, marked by pursuing peace with all men, seems increasingly challenging in a world of bullies.
To evade God’s judgment, a visit to Calvary for genuine salvation is important. Through this, one becomes meek, embarking on a journey with the grace of God, aspiring to grow in His meekness – embracing self-discipline, temperance, gentleness, forbearance, self-denial, and a Spirit-controlled life.
Seek the Lord now to access these essential spiritual experiences.
Further study: Matthew 11: 28–30.
Thought for today: Pray to receive meekness and live by meekness.