Blessed are the Meek

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”  (NIV)

The word ‘meek’ was used to depict the Roman horse. These horses were big with rippling muscles. They had the power and girth to trample and reek serious havoc if they were to run wild amongst the village. But they were very tame and obedient to the rider.

The common feeling we get from hearing the word ‘meek’ is a timid, feeble being that cowers into a corner. But, Jesus was referring more to the Roman horse, massive strength that is under control.

As we depend on God and His Holy Spirit for our daily strength and character, we have massive power to live life well, and to help and impact others.


Heavenly Father, help me to depend on You moment by moment so that You can instill meekness into me; controlled strength.

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