KEY SCRIPTURE: Colossians 3:12 KJV “Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering”;
Meekness is the strength of love, and it makes very heavy burdens light. In Matthew 11:29, 30, the Lord Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls, For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” The Lord instructed that we must take His yoke. He added that His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. How could the man who carried the sin, sicknesses and shame of all humanity on him, say all these is light? He says it is meekness that enabled Him to bear all these heavy, humanly impossible loads with such ease. He invites us to learn from Him, so we could find rest unto our souls.
Meekness means emptying yourself of self, such that the Spirit takes over. There is no weight or burden you can’t bear when the Spirit takes over. The natural illustration is when a ship carries thousands of tons of goods, far heavier than itself, yet it does not sink. The ship has a hollow part at its base filled with air. Just as hollow balls floats on water, it works with the same principle. This creates an upthrust or a force from the water that keeps it floating, no matter the weight. Pride, the opposite of meekness is to be filled with yourself. With the above explanation a proud man would just sink. One sign a man is proud is that, he has no rest for his soul. You bear every load yourself. Psalms 17:10 KJV They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
The meek is a benefactor of the blessings of the land.
Psalms 37:11 KJV “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” Meekness is an attitude of selflessness and a low mindedness. Meekness is the true enemy to the enemy of the Spirit nature, that is, the flesh.
Meekness makes you teachable Psalms 25:9 KJV” The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way”. How can the child of God walk in meekness? Meekness is the nature of your spirit. That is who you are. Believe and accept that you are meek. Say it continually. I am meek, and very teachable. Keep feeding your soul with the word of God.
I am meek and lowly in heart. I have the strength of the Spirit to bear any task no matter how tedious, it may be. I am very teachable and so I walk in the mysteries of God’s blessings.
Psalms 45:4 KJV “And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things”.
Ephesians 4:2 KJV “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;”