If you were going to look for an example of meekness, where would you look? Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” So, what do the meek look like? Where can we find examples that we can emulate? Would you look at film or music stars? What about political leaders? Do we know where to find examples of meekness? If you’re like me, it is easier to know where NOT to look!
I find it interesting that Peter talks about Christian women in 1 Peter chapter 3. He describes their inner spirit of meekness. Most translations use the word gentle. He describes the purity and reverence of their lives. These women are a contrast to others who are absorbed in style, clothes and jewelry. All those adornments fade or go out of fashion. Not so the inner beauty of a gentle spirit. It is unfading. Listen to Peter talk about the source of their beauty in verse 4: “It should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”(NIV)
Meekness is the opposite of being harsh or irritating. It does not have an anger problem! If you want to see meekness, look for Christian women who love and respect their husbands, as well as, everyone else. Learn to treat others with the gentleness they display!
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