It Takes A Lot Of Strength To Be Meek

It takes strength to lay down your ego.

Living humbly is not easy to do. The meek shall inherit the earth because they’re the really strong ones! Jesus said, Do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek offer the other cheek  also. If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. (Mat 5: 39-40)

It goes against what we feel is right. Everyone hates being taken advantage of or being robbed. But Jesus wants us to live with light attachment to possessions and pride. These are not the things of value in the kingdom.

Where ever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will be also. (Mat 6:21) What we value most should be the things of God, because they are eternal. Turning the other cheek will actually accumulate treasure in heaven because the heart that can humbly refuse revenge is a heart that is filled with the knowledge of God and His peace.

That kind of humility can only come from the Holy Spirit. Only with His presence can you truly lay down your rights with a heart of love. God will be your defender. He will bless where the enemy has stolen. In your weakness, He is made strong.

Another post on humility: How High Will Humility Take You?

 

Read the first chapter of my book Crucible Heart
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