THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT PART 5
BLESSED ARE THE MEEK
-Matthew 5:5 states, … Blessed are the meek: … Psalm 37:11 states, … But the meek shall inherit the earth;
And shall delight themselves in abundance of peace …
-The word "meek" means: the patient oppressed ones, lowly, the attitude or spirit in which we accept God’s dealings
with us as good and do not dispute or resist. Meekness is not weakness, BUT IT IS GENTLENESS IN POWER. IT COULD ALSO BE REFERRED
TO AS CONTROLLED STRENGTH! Meekness is not a lack of strength in God, BUT IT IS CONTROLLED STRENGTH IN GOD!
-Remember … Moses was referred to as VERY MEEK, ABOVE ALL THE MEN WHICH WERE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH ( Numbers
12:3 ) … In other words, he was the meekest man on the face of the earth. We also know that Moses was a VERY POWERFUL
man of God. He was used mightily by God to do many miracles. The reason that God was able to put such power in the hands of
Moses was because of his meekness. Moses experienced the power of God flowing through him to a greater degree than maybe any
other man who ever lived ( except for Jesus of course ). As was previously stated, this power from God was entrusted to Moses
as a result of his meekness. His meekness was the fruit of his forty years in the wilderness, in which God, by His Spirit,
did CRUSH the self-will of Moses.
-Remember what took place when Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane? Speaking to Peter, He said, … Put
up again your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Do you not know that I can
pray to My Father, and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be
fulfilled, ( Matthew 26:52-54 )? ... What a demonstration of meekness by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! He could have
asked the Father to send over twelve legions ( about 72,000 ) of angels ( messengers ), BUT DID NOT DO SO! Jesus was the perfect
example of meekness in His submission to the will of the Father. As well, His meekness was seen in His controlled strength
toward sinful man.
-Meekness is followed by those who are poor in spirit, and by those who mourn over their sin. The spirit of meekness will
always result in a proper response toward God and our fellow man.
-BLESSED ARE THE MEEK!-