Friday, May 28, 2010

Meek and Lowly in Heart

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." What is true meekness? Once agin it cannot be something that is a natural character trait, or passed on. It is opposite of every way of natural logic. It is not simply a part of someone's nature to be meek and lowly in heart. Meekness is not simply being an agreeable person, that is easy going and non confrontational. Meekness is the most painful beatitude yet. In being poor in spirit we realize our need for His strength to be made perfect in our weakness. That we do not have what it takes to be successful in this life. That my own strength is not sufficient to walk out and live out the Sermon on the Mount lifestyle. Moving us into a place of being pained over our sin. This place of longing to be made whole, to no longer be bound by our sin. Which ushers us into the place of choosing meekness. Up until this point we have been ok with brokenness and weakness being displayed before ourself and God, but how will we respond when someone unjustly accuses us and points out that weakness for us? To be truly meek means we no longer protect ourselves, because we see there is nothing worth defending. The man that knows meekness is not always watching himself and his own interests. The meek man is not proud of himself, he does not in any sense glory in himself. He feels that there is nothing in himself of which he can boast. A man can never be meek unless he has seen himself as a vile sinner. The man who is truly meek is the one who is amazed that God and man can think of him as well as they do and treat him as well as they do. Meekness means knowing the wretchedness of your own heart, and knowing that in ourselves we are worth a whole lot less than what this human race demands of us. But the good news is, He will be strong for us in our weakest state! It is His promise to us. "My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26

Strength & Honor,
Grace & Peace.


1 comment:

  1. Blessings to you. My heart is so heavy right now. Thank God for you writing this letter. God loves me in my weakness Lisa P (Georgia) 2016@406an