Meek Does Not Equal Weak

Meek Does Not Equal Weak
 
Whispers…”she’s soo meek.” I have heard that phrase oh so often. When I first heard it the manner in which it was spoken clearly had a negative connotation. My initial encounter with this phrase had me question if I wanted this characteristic as a Believer.

Have you ever been referred to as meek and it made you cringe because you don’t want to be viewed as weak? Well, I must admit in times past internally I felt that way until I did a study on meekness to see what Scripture said.

Meek—The adjective meaning: quiet, gentle, easily imposed on, submissive. That’s a good description. However, I like how Matthew Henry describes meek: “Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of soul. It is the tranquil stillness of a heart that is at rest in Christ. It is the place of peace. Meekness springs from a heart of humility, radiating the fragrance of Christ.”

After reading this description some years ago I decided possessing the characteristic of meekness is great. Now when someone sarcastically refer to me as meek, I smile!

My studies led me to a plethora of characteristics of a meek woman.  Here are just a few I want to share with you.

A meek woman will be at rest in the storms of life. (Matthew 11:28)
A meek woman will react to circumstances with peaceful trust. (Isaiah 26:3-4)
A meek woman will make life choices based on Scriptural principles. (Psalm 119:105)
A meek woman’s confidence is in the security of the truths of Scripture and the faithfulness of God. (Proverbs 3:26)
A meek woman finds her worth and value in knowing who she is in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-8), and her strength of character in Christ. (Ephesians 5: 8-11)
Meekness is the strength and courage to battle and overcome our own sinful anger and passions, by holding fast to peace through trusting in the providence of God. (Romans 12:18-19)
A meek woman patiently waits to hear the whole matter before reacting. (Proverbs 15:28)
A meek woman is not unemotional, but her emotions are ruled by the Spirit of God. (Proverbs 14:30)
A meek woman forgives quickly. (Matthew 5:23-25)
Meek demonstrates gracious restraint. It responds to accusations or criticism with restraint rooted in humility, by recognizing that without God’s grace, I am capable of far worse than what I am being accused. (1 Peter 3:8-9)
 
PEARLStoPONDER: Meekness is the most attractive non-clothing article we can wear!
 

Comments:

Posted by Cheryl on August 12, 2019
I love this one thank you
Posted by anonymous on August 7, 2019
Thank you for the definition it let me know a few areas that I need to embrace in my life personality. Great word keep feeding us, you have been such a blessing.
Posted by Sandra Hardeman on August 7, 2019
I know you need some time off, but I'm glad you're back. Thank you for this ponder. Now I don't feel so bad about being meek. I wasn't a 100%, but I was close. Thank you Sis. Jennings. Luv Ya. ❤
Posted by Kenya on August 7, 2019
Well when you put it that way....I have a new goal in life....to become that woman!
Posted by anonymous on August 7, 2019
First Lady stay obedient to his will and his way, glad you were able to rest...way to come back with this Powerful Pearl
Posted by Sylvia Shelby on August 7, 2019
Kudos!! You are the “Joyce Meyers” of pearls. Thank you
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