Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. – Matthew 11:29 (KJV)
Meek in this text means; gentle, humble, mild, forbearing, and soothing.
On the flip side; prone to anger, soon angry, fierce, savage, irascible, perilous, and difficult.
What a contrast!! Anger is the opposite of meek!! Very interesting…
I mentioned in past devotions on this topic that the life that Jesus lived was an example of what a Christian’s life should be. His character was above reproach. So far we know that He was submitted to the Father’s authority, He was a servant, and He had no guile. These are ALL character traits that a Christian should have. We can learn a LOT from the life that Jesus lived…
Meek…this is a hard one for me. I am not meek by nature. It takes much effort for me to submit my character to God’s Will in this area. I have been known to get angry very easily. However, with prayer, God’s Word, and a daily lay down of the flesh, I have seen much improvement.
We all struggle with this on some level. It can be especially hard as a stressed out Mother! LOL!! We cannot ignore this though. We are called to be meek. Meekness is a fruit of the spirit (Gal. 5). It becomes a natural part of our character as we grow in Christ.
Meek…gentle, humble, mild, forbearing, and soothing. These are the qualities of a wonderful wife and Mother, don’t you think?
Let’s submit our characters to God. Let’s not be prone to or easily angered. Let us turn from fierce and savage behavior. We will never be perfect. However, we can overcome this fleshly nature. All God needs to work with is a WILLING vessel. If we humble ourselves before Him and repent, He will help us to become meek. He will help us become all that He created us to be!
Psalm 37:8 – Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself–it tends only to evildoing.
Proverbs 29:11 – A self-confident fool utters all his anger, but a wise man holds it back and stills it.
Proverbs 29:22 – A man of wrath stirs up strife, and a man given to anger commits and causes much transgression.
Daddy God, thank You for loving me and helping me overcome my anger. Help me to be filled with love and forgiveness. Reveal to me the things that lead me away from your perfect will for me. Help me to become all that You created me to be; Lord, I submit my mind, my heart, and my character to You and Your purpose right now. Forgive me for the ti9mes I have been prone to anger, fierce, savage, irascible, perilous, and difficult with my husband, children, and others. Help me to be softer, milder, humble, forbearing, and soothing towards my family and the people I come into contact with. Help me to be meek. Thank You, Daddy. You are worthy of all glory, honor, and praise. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Look up, meek, meekness, love, and anger in the Bible. Find the Scriptures that speak to YOUR life and situation. Write them down. Study them. Remember them. Let God’s Word HELP YOU!
Study the following Scriptures
- Psalm 22:26
- Psalm 25:9
- Psalm 37:11
- Psalm 86:15
- Proverbs 16:19
- Matthew 5:5
- Galatians 5:20-23
- Ephesians 4:2-3
- Ephesians 4:31
- Colossians 3:8 -12
- James 1:20
- 1 Peter 3:4
Also, take a look at your heart. Are you angry? Are you holding onto bitterness and rage? If you are then it is impossible to put on meekness. Take it to Daddy, get His Word of Truth in you, and press on into the purpose God has for you! I wrote an article and I have done some past devotionals on anger as well. Look through our archives for even more resources to help in this area.
Till next week…
In His Love and Service,
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