What It Means to be Meek

We almost titled this podcast: “The Adjective That’s Really a Verb.” But that’s awkward (although perfect). Meek is a word that’s highly misunderstood, and according to Bible Scholar, William Barclay, meek is the “most untranslatable words of the New Testament.”

But in this episode of Identity Advantage, Daphne and Angie tackle this word with surprising results! Jesus said in Matthew 5:5, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Most people have understood meek as a description (an adjective), but in reality it’s an action (or we could say, a verb). Meek is:

  • An attitude of Spirit that doesn’t dispute or resist God
  • A condition of the mind and heart
  • A balance of strength in character

But the BEST example of what meek looks like is a horse trained by a bit and bridle. A trained horse has phenomenal power yet is led by a simple bit in its mouth. In other words, the horse exercises controlled power. And that’s the perfect picture of how meek describes a believer who has set themselves to be domesticated by heaven!

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2 thoughts on “What It Means to be Meek

  1. Great discussion ! The power of God, in the Person of His Holy Spirit, dwells in us. Our recognition of this, and surrendering to His exercise of His power through us, is one of the crucial keys to fighting successfully from the position of victory Jesus won for us. We can do all things through Him who empowers us within. Meekness gives Him permission to enforce the Victory!

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