Daily Reflections

Is Meek for the Weak?

March 23, 2024 Mary Kassian

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” —Matthew 5:5 ESV

In modern English, “meekness” carries the stigma of cowardly acquiescence. But meekness in the Bible is a strong, active, courageous attitude. It means submitting ourselves to God and curbing our natural desire to have our own way.

Meekness is a disposition that’s free of arrogance and pride. It’s a calm, peaceful state of mind. The meek person puts up with the weakness of others and is considerate toward them, enduring injury with great patience and without resentment, trusting in God’s goodness and control over the situation. Those who are meek control their attitude and response toward others because they are mindful of God.

They act like Christ, who didn’t retaliate when He was insulted nor threaten revenge when He suffered. Instead, He left His case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.

The Bible teaches that meekness contains great power. Meekness would be weakness if it meant yielding to sin. But because it stems from goodness and godliness, it’s a great strength. Paradoxically, it’s when we embrace meekness and bow down that we truly walk tall.


Is Meek for the Weak?” (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture marked ESV is taken from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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