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VERSE:
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
— Matthew 5:5

THOUGHT:
The word “meek” in the Greek language is “praus” meaning: humble, mild, gentle… or meek. It does NOT mean week, but rather supreme self-control empowered by the Holy Spirit. It is a humble and gentle attitude that is patiently submissive in every offense while having no desire for revenge. Today’s passage suggests that the word is a description of a Christian; therefore if a Christian is not demonstrating meekness, they are acting out of the old sinful, hell-bound nature, and need to repent.

APPLICATION:
Be known for your meekness. Stop defending yourself in matters that don’t pertain to the kingdom. If it is completely out of character for you to be meek, acknowledge that your character is corrupt and work (by the power of the Holy Spirit) to conform your character to that which Jesus said it needs to be.

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, forgive me for failing so many times by not displaying meekness. Help me be more like Jesus, who didn’t feel it necessary to defend Himself even when being falsely accused, beaten, and crucified. When I am in a situation in which meekness can be exercised, help me to remember this scripture so that I would not sin against you. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!

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