Being meek

The bible has a passage that says the meek shall inherit the earth. When you hear the word meek, you probably think what most people think and how the dictionary defines the word. Quiet, gentle, easily imposed on, submissive. Basically, a person who won’t speak up for themselves, never takes a stand and lets everyone push them around.

That is not at all what is meant by the passage in the bible. It speaks more of the quality of the person’s heart and their willingness to take advice and submit to the will of God. Basically, someone that recognizes they don’t know everything and may not have all the answers. A person willing to listen to a trusted friend and willing to adjust course if needed. That’s what it is talking about

Proverbs 12:15 says–the way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

My father in-law used to say, “when God saved me, he didn’t turn me into a door mat so people can walk over me.” Ha. The world thinks a meek person is of no leadership value, but the truth is, a meek person (bible meaning) is one who will listen to sound advise and will listen to his/her heart. I heard someone say one time, “to change your mind is the best evidence you have one.” KT

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