THE MEEK - PART 1
MONDAY 06 MARCH 2023
In the context of today's topic, the meek are referred to God's own people who are submissive, patient, forbearing, reserved, gentle, calm in pressure, reverent, peaceful, lamblike, modest, humble and deferential. Just like Moses, they are tolerant, accommodating and indulgent. Numbers 12:3 (ESV) says, "Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth." He wasn't just a humble man, he was more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth. Notably, meekness is an inward and outward virtue, ordinately consistent with true humility, with a deep sense of tender temperament.
Reference: Psalm 37:11 The New International Version (NIV) "But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity"
The meek will possess the land and live in peace and prosperity. To observe the significance of being meek, we must consider the testimony of Moses, which is extremely overwhelming. This consideration is an account of Miriam and Aaron opposing and talking against Moses for marrying a Cushite. To that effect, they said, "Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?" they asked. "Hasn't he also spoken through us?" And the Lord heard this. In fact, if you study the entire chapter (Numbers 12), you'll grasp the full understanding of the context. Regardless of their criticism, Moses cried out saying, "Please, God, heal Miriam!"
Emphatically, Moses' behavioural response and approach, in terms of reversing God's judgment upon Miriam, (even though God speedily intervened and vindicated him), was astounding and remarkable. Moses exhibited a dignified character of exceptional excellence when he decided not to acknowledge their reproach, as a proof of being God's preference or as an evidence of Moses' personal grace, superiority and righteousness.
In other words, in spite of the fact that God acknowledged Moses as His servant, more excellent and faithful than other prophets in his category, Moses did not consider or use the advantage to endorse the affliction God brought upon Miriam for speaking against him. Speaking quite sincerely, His meekness was exceptionally uncommon. I personally acknowledge in Moses, a fully-developed consciousness of Christ's divinity or divine nature, with a swift conviction to respond to those who are undeserving and disreputable, with a merciful heart, and to stand in the gap for them, in order to exert God's intervention on their behalves, even when they don't deserve such mercy and justice.
Zero wonder, Jesus Christ Himself said, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5 NIV). In other words, they will possess their possessions, because the Lord always defends them. Their soul will dwell in peace and prosperity, and they hold their inheritance, as far as the ends of the earth. Beloved, the effect of God's grace is commonly produced in the very life of the meek, and from my observational view, I've realised that even among those who are unsaved, the meek command great admiration and appreciation. God Himself upholds them by restraining the schemes of their foes, and by subduing and silencing those who oppose them. Stay tuned for part 2. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Psalm 25:9; Matthew 11:29; 2 Corinthians 10:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:7.
Exuberant Declaration: I have a noble sense of certitude that the Lord surrounds and fortifies the meek with uncommon favour. Therefore I testify that I'm merciful, forgiving, considerate, empathetic, sweet-tempered, kind-hearted, reverent and humane. As a result, I wield reposeful contemplation under pressure and in all circumstances, because the Spirit of God terrifically works in me. Hallelujah!