“The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.” (Psalms 25: 9)
God’s guidance is flawless and available. His instruction is natural to understand and to utilize in our lives. His wisdom is wonderful, precise, healing, saving, complete. We will find no better information or method of discernment than yielding to the perfect word of God’s loving, individual direction.
Meekness is much needed. Without it, we can’t clearly hear what is right and pure and good for us and for all. Pride and human will would attempt to overtake our natural meekness, our humble willingness to hear the good news that the mortal mind might dispute or what mere human intelligence would argue against.
To be meek is not only to be humble, but it is also to be gentle. It is to be patient and sweet-tempered. This does not mean that we are spineless or weak or victims. It means, on the contrary, that we gather our strength from God’s presence and power; that we are quiet enough in thought and word that we can hear the better way, the nobler one, and that ideal which is most healing for all. Give up the push to be pushy, strong-willed, and self-righteous, and embrace the power of meekness. With it, your innate beauty will shine forth and your life will mirror that in its true loveliness, contentment, and grace.
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I love today’s message Laura, thank you for sharing it with us. I especially appreciate this idea: “….To be meek is not only to be humble, but it is also to be gentle….This does not mean that we are spineless or weak or victims. It means, on the contrary, that we gather our strength from God’s presence and power; that we are quiet enough in thought and word that we can hear the better way, the nobler one,….” I have found that it is not always easy, but necessary, this humility and humbling of self in deference to the divine understanding and discipline. Thank you Laura.
Thank you, Leah! You are right. It isn’t easy, but it is so well worth the conscious awareness and action! Love,Laura
Laura, I, too, loved this post. I especially appreciated your use of the word, “natural,” in two places–natural to understand and utilize God’s instruction, and natural meekness. Yes, the understanding and the meekness are inherent spiritual qualities that, to me, show forth man’s oneness with God! Also, I agree with Leah that meekness is “not always easy, but necessary.” It reminds me of Jacob’s wrestling at Peniel. Thank you for this thoughtful, stimulating message.
Thanks, Charlotte, and thanks for your astute comments! Blessings, Laura