A Word About the Weekend - Growing in Meekness


“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

Last week, we explored the concept of meekness and we considered some places in life where we especially need to pursue it. We described a wild horse that resists the bit and bridle. It’s out there in the field bucking and kicking, but you can’t get near it. This was a picture of just the opposite of meekness... However, when the horse submits to a trainer, it becomes accustomed to his commands and his touch, we begin to see a vivid illustration of meekness. Meekness is being used to the hand

When the horse gets used to the hand, when the horse is "broken" or "gentled", it has dignity and poise and it becomes useful. Submitted under the hand of its master, it now has protection, provision, and purpose! The animal is at peace and it is altogether different. We thought about the word submission, which means putting your mission under someone else, and we saw that this is what Christ calls us to.

This weekend, we'll continue in this line of thinking as we look at practical ways to grow in meekness.