Meek Vs. Weak

"Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:5

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People sometimes confuse this verse thinking it says: "Blessed are the weak." There is a difference.

Weak - lacking physical strength and energy.  (synonyms) frail, feeble, delicate, fragile.
Meek - quiet, gentle, submissive. (synonyms) humble, yielding, unassuming.

My daughter Brianna is meek, she is gentle, humble and unassuming. She is by no means weak--she has a strong will and mind. However she is submissive to my husband and me, not because we demand it of her, but because she knows and trusts us.

Jesus Christ is our Savior. We love and follow him, but not because he demands it of us. We freely and willingly choose to submit to Jesus Christ because we trust him. The world looks at the powerful, the bold or the flashy--the ‘do it my way’ people who burn out or get depressed striving for things, power, and glory that doesn’t last. But, we look to Jesus.

"Blessed are the meek" - Their strength is in the Lord.
"Blessed are the meek" - Yielding their will to God so they will not break.
"Blessed are the meek" - Power goes before them so their witness is true and peaceable
"Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the Kingdom of heaven." - They are unafraid of the future, because it is secure.

“Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28 - 30

Jesus Christ is humble, gentle...meek. As you get to know him better through his Word and prayer you will be changed. No longer will the words meek and submissive have a negative connotation. Instead you will realize the immense power that is yours through Christ.

“For I will refresh the weary soul and replenish all who are weak.”Jeremiah 31:25

by Eve Montano