Meek

posted Jun 2, 2012, 8:45 AM by David Gerhart   [ updated Jun 2, 2012, 8:52 PM ]
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."  Mt. 5:5

"Your Kingdom come" Mt. 6:10

It's been asserted that meek does not mean weak.   To be meek is to be ready for the potters hand: one is maleable.

mal·le·a·ble  (ml--bl)
adj.
1. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure: a malleable metal.
2. Easily controlled or influenced; tractable.
3. Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable: the malleable mind of the pragmatist.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin mallebilis, from mallere, to hammer, from Latin malleus, hammer; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

Synonyms: malleable, ductile, plastic, pliable, pliant

"O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. Jer. 18:6

We are one shape and God needs us to conform to his will, to take on the shape he would have us become.  Is this easy?  Is it fun?  Does it hurt?  Letting go of self always burns.

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret..." Ps 37:7
"Wait for the Lord and keep his way he will exalt you to inherit the land..." Ps 37:34

The Lord completes the meek.  Filling them not with things of this world, gadgets, baubles, fame -- which are fleeting and imperfect.  His work on our person permits us to become truly complete in the inner and outer experience (E.Fox) where one engages all places and things with contented satisfaction; encountering Gods creation as he intended, trusting and relying on his provision and placement each day as it comes.  To inherit the earth includes an appointment to spiritual wealth of the Kingdom of God here on earth.  We will live and move and work in this Kingdom according to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

"My Kingdom is not of this world.  If it were , my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews.  But now my kingdom is from another place."  Jn. 18:36
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