(Jesus speaking) "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." (Matt 5:5)

An online search tells me that the origin of “meek” in English comes from the Old Norse mjukr, meaning “gentle,” though perhaps a fuller understanding comes from the Greek origin, praus, which is translated as “strength under control.” In ancient Greece, war horses were trained to be meek — strong and powerful yet under control and willing to submit.

I thought a meek person was quite the opposite - someone without any backbone. But when you look at the original Greek, it means:

Gentle, mild, forbearing and humble.

A powerful personality properly controlled with humility.

Not passive, but with strength under control.

Someone who is able to restrain their anger and suffer wrongness without bitterness or revenge!

A person who is able to submit to the proper authority - a willingness to disregard 'their' rights and privileges and submit to GOD.

By this definition, Lord - I WANT TO BE MEEK! ❤️



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