Meekness is easiness of spirit which demonstrates a heart of stone turned into a heart of flesh. It requires a taming of the soul which is then able to understand God’s divine truth and precepts.
Meekness is constant and steady composure in spirit and state of mind reflecting the consistent stability of our lord who is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)
The meek do not run from controversy but meet confrontations with gracious restraint under the control of the Holy Spirit. Anger and bitterness choke out the comfort of a meek and quiet spirit. In James 1:19 the rules for meekness are simply laid out:
*Swift to hear
*Slow to speak
*Slow to wrath.
The fruit of meekness finds expression in simple day to day conduct. This enabling power produces faith and the genuinely humble soul draws friends and associates by his gentle and quiet spirit.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
This meek and lowly heart draws me. My soul desires rest.
© 2011 Debora P. Gilley