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not a popular word in today's self-esteem culture.
But it's a popular word in God's Book.
Sometimes translated "gentleness" (Ephesians 4:2), meekness makes a person sensitive to the feelings of others, but not sensitive to their own (i.e. not easily offended). Meek people aren't peevish, proud, or self-focused. They're God-esteemers and God-servers not self-esteemers and self-servers.
In our world, the self-assertive, self-assured, self-promoters inherit the treasures.
But there's a separate Kingdom on earth, strategically preparing to rule all of history and eternity. The meek are leaders in that Kingdom and they will inherit that Kingdom's treasures (Matthew 5:5).
Unfortunately, few of us are genuinely meek.
I'm too easily offended at times, too self-focused and self-dependent. I need to pray more, trust more, die to self more.
If you can identify with any of these sins, join me today in praying for meekness.