Thursday, June 9, 2011

Meekness





Meekness, to me, is  fascinating and today I share some quotes to look deeper at the topic:


Meekness is power under control.   -Warren Wiersbe

Meekness is not to be confused with weakness: the meek are not simply submissive because they lack the resources to be anything else. Meekness is quite compatible with great strength and ability as humans measure strength, but whatever strength or weakness the meek person has is accompanied by humility and a genuine dependence on God. True meekness may be a quality of the strong, those who could assert themselves but choose not to do so.  --Leon Morris

Perhaps no grace is less prayed for, or less cultivated than gentleness. Indeed it is considered rather as belonging to natural disposition or external manners, than as a Christian virtue; and seldom do we reflect that not to be gentle is sin.  -Bethune


The higher people are in the favor of God, the more tender they are.--Martin Luther

Rudeness, yelling, anger, and swearing are a weak man’s imitation of strength.
- Author Unknown

The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority.  Rather he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself.  He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life.  He knows he is as weak and helpless as God declared him to be, but paradoxically, he knows at the same time that he is in the sight of God of more importance than angels.  In himself, nothing; in God, everything.  That is his motto.-- A.W. Tozer









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7 comments:

Maiden Princess said...

I have been thinking a lot lately about the lost "art" of meekness. But is it really an art? I think that gentless and meekness have both seemed to get lost in Chrisitian circles over the years, generally speaking, and it's time for it to make a comeback. There is nothing so inspiring as true womanhood, by which I mean a woman who loves God with her whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. Who keeps control of her emotions, who is quiet yet produces more empowerment than any words by her actions and sometimes by her silence and by just being there. We as women (and all humankind) have an inate ability to capture the power of the tongue for good or evil, to build up or tear down. Sometimes it is more powerful to not say anything and pray, other times to speak as the Lord leads, carefully choosing our words. Meekness is a beautiful thing and our God is calling us to it. I pray that we would all embrace it and embrace true womanhood in the essence of how God lays it out.

In His Love,
Maiden Princess


Psa 25:9 The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach His way.


Psa 147:6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.


Psa 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Zep 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Dawn said...

It wasn't until I was diagnosed with a chronic illness (that was accompanied with pain), that I learned to be quiet, and gentle ...meek. The days since then have been richer and more glorious because instead of hearing my own voice, I hear His. This is the sweet spot I've always looked for. Why does God allow bad things to happen? In this case...his servant is all the better for it. With a grateful heart, Dawn.

Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox said...

I like this quote too: "The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender." ~William Booth

AwaydownSouth said...

Thank you for posting these. The subject of meekness is fascinating to me as well.

Maiden Princess said...

@ Cheryl,

That is also a wonderful quote. I'm going to send that out as an encouraging text message to my friends! Thank you for the encouragement!

Because of Grace,
Maiden Princess

Mom of 5 said...

Love these quotes. Very helpful and encouraging :)

Claire said...

Meekness is a skill I am trying to cultivate in my daily walk. Thank you for this.

Cxx