But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity. (Psalm 37:11)
“Meek.” A word study reveals a meaning much different than commonly understood. The word causes most people to cringe as they believe one who is meek is weak or timid. On the contrary, the attribute of meekness means “displaying the right blend of force and reserve.” For those who are believers, it is the fruit of the Holy Spirit, never something humanly accomplished.
Simply put, meekness for the Christian is standing on and claiming God as your strength, so much so that you are willing to surrender an outcome into His hands. It is a laying aside the desire of my will being done and allowing the sovereign power of an omniscient God to rule. In exchange, He gifts the meek with inheritance, peace, and prosperity!
Can there be any more freedom found than in complete surrender? Any greater reward?
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for my inheritance that You paid for. I lay aside my will and doing it my way. (Tell Him what you are placing at the foot of the cross, surrendering it to Him.) Jesus, your plans are higher than mine and I trust you with the outcome in every situation. I know that when I come to You with humility and a surrendered heart that You are my protection. I thank You that I can trust You to be faithful to me. In Jesus’ Name.
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