Meekness

 

Meekness

 

Proper Meekness toward God is an admission of our own weakness, sinfulness, un-profitableness, and inability to obtain or accomplish by ourselves the things we need. We need help from someone far greater than we are. God knows what we need and what is good better than we know, and He has power to do what needs done. Humility will lead us to appreciate Him, trust His will, and give Him the glory, rather than exalting self.

 

Matthew 16:24Matthew 16:24
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

24 Entonces Jesús dijo a sus discípulos: --Si alguien quiere venir en pos de mí, niéguese a sí mismo, tome su cruzs y sígame,

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, Here is an excellent definition of “meekness,” without using the word.  To be meek is to deny self.  The selfish person says “I want this, I want that….” True meekness says, “So what!  What does God want?”  Is this really best according to God’s way?  God’s ways are so much better than ours that we will submit.

 

Someone says, “Well, don’t we ever get to consider what we want?” Yes, but be careful. When it doesn’t matter according to God’s will, then we may consider our own will. But the meek person carefully considers God’s will first, then his own will last. It is very easy to sub-consciously desire to please ourselves, so we conclude an act doesn’t matter to God, when really it does matter to Him. We must question every act, word, thought as to what effect it will have on our service to God. Then we do only what we are sure will please God.

 

 

James 1:21-25James 1:21-25
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

21 Por lo cual, desechandow toda inmundiciax y abundancia de malicia, recibid con mansedumbre la palabra implantada, la cual puede salvar vuestras almas. 22 Sed hacedores de la palabray y no tan solamente oidores, engañándoos a vosotros mismos. 23 Si alguno es oidor de la palabra pero no hacedor de ella, ese es semejante al hombre que considera en un espejo su rostro natural; 24 él se considera a sí mismo y se va, y pronto olvida cómo era. 25 Pero el que mira atentamente en la perfecta ley, la de la libertad,z y persevera en ella, no siendo oidor olvidadizo sino hacedor de la obra, este será bienaventurado en lo que hace.

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, Meekness toward God’s word requires putting away filth and wickedness. Be doers of the word, not just hearers.

 

Numbers 11:10-15Numbers 11:10-15
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

10 Moisés oyó al pueblo que lloraba, cada uno con su familia a la entrada de su tienda. La ira de Jehová se encendió mucho, y también le pareció mal a Moisés, 11 quien dijo a Jehová: --¿Por qué has hecho mal a tu siervo? ¿Y por qué no he hallado gracia a tus ojos, que has puesto la carga de todo este pueblo sobre mí? 12 ¿Concebí yo a todo este pueblo? ¿Lo engendré yo, para que me digas: “Llévalo en tu seno, como lleva la que cría al que mama, a la tierra que juraste dar a sus padres”? 13 ¿De dónde conseguiré yo carne para dar a todo este pueblo? Porque vienen a mí llorando y diciendo: “Danos carne para comer”. 14 No puedo yo solo soportar a todo este pueblo: es una carga demasiado pesada para mí. 15 Y si así vas a hacer tú conmigo, te ruego que me des muerte, si he hallado gracia a tus ojos, para que yo no vea mi mal.

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– Moses had problems most of us would never submit to. People constantly complained about his leadership, even though he was just doing what God said. How many of us would have stood for it? No wonder he was called the meekest man on earth! In fact, it was a complaint against him that occasioned the statement that he was so meek (12:1-3).

 

Meekness is a self-control quality that Christians are instructed to learn and develop. “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will” 2 Timothy 2:24-262 Timothy 2:24-26
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

24 porque el siervo del Señor no debe ser amigo de contiendas,a sino amable para con todos, apto para enseñar, sufrido. 25 Debe corregir con mansedumbre a los que se oponen, por si quizá Dios les conceda que se arrepientan para conocer la verdad 26 y escapen del lazo del diablo, en que están cautivos a voluntad de él.

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Meek men and women of the Bible demonstrated firm resolve, courage, conviction and strength. Meekness is worthy of our surrender because it is made to the omniscient and loving God that is worthy of our praise, worship and glorification.