Meekness Counts

Meekness Counts

As Americans, I feel like meekness is something we struggle with. We live in the greatest and most free country in the world. We are, without a doubt, privileged in many ways. We set our standards above others both in this country and the rest of the world. As Americans we are a materialistic and selfish nation. It’s all about us as individuals and what we think is best for us. This is why, in a way, being an American makes it harder for some to turn to Christ. America is a prideful nation. Everything now a days revolves around ME. Do whatever makes you feel good. Be who you want to be. This is not the way God fearing Christians should act. Just turn to the Bible.

Psalm 149:4 says “…he will beautify the meek with salvation.” Another word for meek is humble. It takes a humble heart knowing that we are sinners no better than the rest of the world. You have to humble yourself to ask Jesus for forgiveness and salvation. Meekness is one of the fruits of the spirit we are gifted when we accept Christ. (Galatians 5:23) James 1:21 also says “…receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” Meekness isn’t something that’s brought to light often, but is clearly something that is scriptural that we need to follow. Jesus was, in fact, the most humble and it’s our job to strive to be like Him.

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