THE MEEK - PART 2
TUESDAY 07 MARCH 2023
Apart from Moses, Christ Jesus is another meek man that ever walked the earth. As a matter of fact, He is the meekest foundation on which the entire fabric of Christianity is built. And I will come to this truth soon. The disciples who met Him, walked with Him, and were under His tutelage, would tell you that it could only take a meek person to be submissive to the point of shameful death, with reference to being nailed or bound to the cross, as an innocent person. Remember that they witnessed His crucifixion, saw Him dead and buried, and were familiar with the context of His resurrection.
Reference: Psalm 37:11 The New International Version (NIV) "But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity."
When I say that Jesus is the meekest foundation on which the entire fabric of Christianity is built, I'm talking in terms of comparing His meekness with that of Moses. In all facets of the establishment of God's relationship to His people, Jesus was and is greater than Moses. To instantiate this, Hebrews 3:1-4 (NIV) reads, "Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed Him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honour than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honour than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything."
In the above Scriptures, the writer of the book of Hebrews compared two meek personalities, Moses and Jesus, noting that Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house, bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is found worthy of greater honour than Moses, because He is faithful as the Son over God's house. In the context of this topic, Moses was a faithful and meek servant, but Jesus is a faithful and meek Son. By considering the wordings of apostle Paul in 2nd Corinthians 10:1 (ESV) which reads, "I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!", we can conclude that Christ is the meekest foundation on which God's house is built.
Now let's examine the depth of Christ's meekness, according to Pauline epistle: Philippians 2:5-8 says, "Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of Himself. He had equal status with God but didn't think so much of Himself that He had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, He set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, He stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privileges. Instead, He lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion" (MSG). More so, in a kind and heart-warming manner, Jesus assures us saying, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am peaceful and meek in my heart and you will find rest for your souls" (Matthew 11:29 ABPE).
So every truth about the humility and gentleness of Christ was noted in the apostles' concordant testimonies, denoting that Christ's meekness is far greater than that of Moses. Beloved, I want you to understand that Christ is a very large place, and the Godhead radiates through Him (see Hebrews 1:3 NIV). The possibilities of His Divinity transcend all human understanding and imagination; they exceed our perceptions, yet He was the meekest and most gentle. In summary of my explanatory evaluation of both meek personalities, I'll leave you with this Scripture: Zephaniah 2:3 (NIV) - "Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility..." Shalom!
Scripture Reading - 1 Peter 3:1-4; Titus 3:2; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:15.
Guided Prayer: Gracious Father, you are the true God that I have embraced in Jesus Christ, and I acknowledge that there is no true humility outside Christ. Thank you for painting and decorating the walls of my faith with the meekness of Christ, as I continually submit and yield to the voice of the Holy Spirit at work in my life, in Jesus' Name, Amen!