I’m going through some personal issues, and when I woke up this morning, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “the meek shall inherit the earth. Look up the word meek”. So, I went to one of my favorite bible study websites, http://www.blueletterbible.org/, to look up the definition of the word “meek” as used in the bible scripture in Matthew 5:5. This is a great site – you put in the verse(s) you want to look up, then it will give you various options to the left-hand side of each verse. I usually click on the little box with a “C” in it – it’s for looking up the Concordance and Hebrew & Greek Lexicon for each of the biblical words.
The site provides the Greek Word, the definition, how many times the word is used, and the other verses that include this same word. The Greek word “meek” as used in Matthew 5:5 is used 3 times in the New Testament. [Matthew 5:5, Matthew 21:5, 1 Peter 3:4]
More importantly, the website provided a great definition of the word meek. To give credit where credit is due, I’ve simply copied and pasted the definition exactly from this website. It was very insightful and I thought I would share it with you.
Meekness toward God is that disposition of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting. In the OT, the meek are those wholly relying on God rather than their own strength to defend against injustice. Thus, meekness toward evil people means knowing God is permitting the injuries they inflict, that He is using them to purify His elect, and that He will deliver His elect in His time (Isaiah 41:17, Luke 18:1-8). Gentleness or meekness is the opposite to self-assertiveness and self-interest. It stems from trust in God’s goodness and control over the situation. The gentle person is not occupied with self at all. This is a work of the Holy Spirit, not of the human will (Galatians 5:23).
I give all praise and honor to God! As it says in Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!”. And, as it says in Isaiah 55:8, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways”, declares the Lord.
While we don’t understand what is happening, we should always praise God, thank Jesus, and ask the Holy Spirit to provide us with wisdom and peace in our hearts. We pray for the desired outcome and thank God that He is working on our behalf.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Dear Lord, You know my situation today. You know that I want to trust You. I ask for Your intervention in my situation, and to help me believe in You and Your Word while I wait. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.