September 16 2020
Series: Misc Sermons

Topic: Beatitudes

The Meek

Bible Passage: Matthew 5:1-5

When one thinks of the leaders of the world, Meek is not a description to most all of them.
 
Matthew Henry: 
The meek are those who quietly submit themselves to God, to his word and to his rod, who follow his directions, and comply with his designs, and are gentle towards all men; who can bear provocation without being inflamed by it; are either silent, or return a soft answer; and who can show their displeasure when there is occasion for it, without being transported into any indecencies; who can be cool when others are hot; and in their patience keep possession of their own souls, when they can scarcely keep possession of any thing else. They are the meek, who are rarely and hardly provoked, but quickly and easily pacified; and who would rather forgive twenty injuries than revenge one, having the rule of their own spirits.
 
 
Because of pride we often do not do well with injustice. Some think that meek equals weak, yet it’s the other way around. The disciples were just as regular people and they too struggled with meekness. The only one that we can look to for true meekness is Christ Himself. He went to the slaughter without saying a word. Yet this is our true struggles. Our tongues can be sharp and yet our tongue is controlled by the heart. We must control our hearts in order to control our tongues.
 
Jesus the example of meekness.
We see Jesus in the upper room and after the last supper was completed He began to wash the feet of His disciples. Not only did He was their feet He also washed Judas’ feet, the very one that was to betray Him.
 
We then see Him before He was arrested by the enemy showed meekness and healed his ear when it was cut off.
 
Peter told Jesus that he wouldn’t deny Him and yet before the night was over he had denied Him 3 times. But, Jesus still loved him.
 
We often react ill and prideful because we feel like we are right. Jesus was angry at them that made the temple a store house and ran them all out yet, we see Him right after preaching, loving them in the streets.
 
Meekness is not a softness but a kindness. Have you ever had road rage? There is not reason for it. We act like we are on edge with every little thing. This is the act of Satan. Meekness requires a great amount of strength. How many times has something hit your button and before you know it you’ve said something you shouldn’t have?  Have you ever said something that you can’t get back? Soon as it comes out you think you shouldn’t have said it.
 
We’ve discussed what meekness is and that it’s not weakness. Let’s discuss the second part of this scripture. 
 
Those that are truly meek can live in a comfort because they are not afflicted in the mind. 
 
Fully satisfied in the moment.
Anger doesn’t control you, but you control it.
They experience true happiness.
 
 
Psalm 37:11
The meek shall inherit the earth. When the flesh dies where does the saved spirit go? Back to God. He is very clear about the worldly and the Heavenly. 
Revelation 20:1-6; Where is this reign to take place, on earth for a thousand years. No devil, no evil.
Romans 8:17
2 Timothy 2:12
Revelation 5:9-10
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