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Blessed are the Meek
Bible Verse Matthew 5:1-2, 5:5
And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth."
As Jesus continues to speak, we see a progression in His teaching about the fruits of the spirit. He is now speaking of actions that come from the maturity or spiritual growth of the believer. These are the results of the Holy Spirit's work in the life of the believer. From a world’s point of view, we would think of meekness as some sort of weakness, or fear to face the world. However, that is not what Jesus is speaking about here in this passage. Rather, He speaks of something that would only come from someone who has grown spiritually from following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, what Jesus is referring to as meekness, is really a fruit of the spirit, from our walk with Him. The Greek word used by Matthew is "praus" and it means to have humbleness, or a maturity leading to self-control, or a humble spirit.
The type of humility spoken here, comes from having a confidence in God and a relationship with our Lord and Savior that results in humility. A humility that can only be the result of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts and minds. The picture painted by Jesus would be the opposite of the normal arrogance and pride we see in the world system today, from someone who has achieved what society considers success. The meekness spoken of by Jesus comes from the awareness of our sin, contrasted against the gift of grace that has been given to us by God. The humble attitude or spirit mentioned here also implies a sense of service to Jesus, because of what He has done for us. In other words a gentle spirit not given over to retaliation; but rather focused on the things of God, with the knowledge that we will inherit and serve Jesus in His kingdom when He returns.