Open Heaven 16 January 2020 Thursday – THE MEEK
Open Heaven 16 January 2020 Memorise: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5
Read: Psalm 37:11 Open Heaven 16 January 2020
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Open Heaven 16 January 2020
Bible in one year: Genesis 12-15
Hymnal: Sing hymn 7
Message: – Open Heaven 16 January 2020 Thursday Daily
The word ‘meek’, within the context of our memory verse is
best described as strength under control. To be meek in this sense then means
to have power, yet decide not to use it just for the greater good. A meek
fellow is one that the world would easily call a fool or mumu in my local
parlance. A meek fellow is one whose toes you can step on yet still have him
apologise. Matthew 11:29 says:
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
From the above passage, we see that the yoke of Jesus Christ
is one of meekness. You cannot claim to be a true Christian without being meek.
If someone slaps you and you retaliate, check your Christianity. If someone
offends you and because of that, you decide not to relate with the fellow again
or to withdraw some benefits from him, check your salvation.
Open Heaven 16 January 2020 Thursday
Hard as it is to be meek in this generation, we must embody
it in our lifestyle. The good thing is that meekness has immense benefits
attached to it. The first benefit is that meek people are the ones who will
inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). No matter how much you cheat them now, they
are coming back to be your landlord. Secondly, God fights for the meek. The
meek may look foolish because he has refused to fight for himself, but God is
watching. A classic example is Moses. God fought for him, so much so that he
was the one begging God to have mercy on his enemies (Numbers 12:1-13).
Thirdly, the meek receives divine guidance from God (Psalm 25:9).
I know it may be difficult, especially with people taking
you for granted, but don’t stop being meek. Soon, you will be ruling over those
taking you for granted. If you stop being meek now, you would lose all the
benefits of your meekness just like Moses, who did not reach the promised land
because of one episode of anger.
Key Point – Open Heaven 16 January 2020
God fights for the meek.
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