Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.I want to remind myself of the word 'Meek'.
I remember having a previous IBS on the subject and want to go back and look at my application again, because reading this I feel like it should be reapplied. Jesus didn't say this for nothing, and not only was He described as meek, but He had said it of Himself and continues to say so each time someone opens up the Bible and reads His words in Mathew 11:29.
The greek word used here for meek, "Praus", appears twice more in the Bible. Again in Mathew 21:5, as well as in 1 Peter 3:4. It is also the root word of "Praos", used in Mathew 11:29 referenced above.
The IBS I am thinking of was James 1:21,
Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. NKJVBack in November the Lord led me in this study, and the application from then which must be 'reapplied' now was that "I want to consciously seek meekness in myself in daily life, and pray that God would lead me to meekness, that my character might become more in line with what God would have of me so that He can do all that He would do with my life."
Written February 9, 2012