Meekness certainly isn’t a trait that is sought after in this world. It’s a word that brings to mind someone who is weak, mild, and unassertive, all traits that the world says would hold us back and keep us from getting ahead. But that’s not at all what this word “meek” is. It means, “Strength under control,” literally here it describes someone who is “God-controlled” not someone who is weak, but instead is allowing God to be the one in control of their life, bowing their will to His.
Meekness is a word used to describe a horse that is under the control of its rider. This powerful beast allows its master to direct it and use it for his purposes. So I can see how that applies to us as Christians but with one difference, a horse is controlled by a bit in its mouth, a piece of metal that is used to keep the horse controlled through discomfort. Yet that is not how God desires to guide us through life. The Lord tells us in Psalm 32, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle.”
The world sees the Christian life as a life of restrictions and rules to follow, but in reality, it is a place of great freedom and those who allow God to lead them will “inherit the earth.” They will find a life of great blessing and abundance and freedom.
Pastor Doug Hardin