Matthew 5:5 - The Meek

Series: The Sermon on the Mount

February 07, 2023
Jeff Harrington

So what makes a person truly meek? What does Jesus mean here by “meek”? Now, “meek” is one of those words that needs a better press agent. People more typically associate negative connotations with the word. If you use a thesaurus to figure out another way to refer to someone as meek suggestions include “docile”, “timid” and “spineless”. As examples of meekness, the thesaurus suggests the following phrases as illustrative: “to eat dirt,” “to lick the dust,” “to cringe like a dog,” “to take it on the chin.” Now seriously, who wants to be that guy? Since Jesus referred to Himself as meek it quite obviously cannot mean any such thing.

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