Thursday, February 1, 2018

Seeking Meek

God Is All-Powerful

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Could you imagine a job description that lists being meek as a qualification? -- Hardly! Yes, companies seek hard working, perseverant individuals who are intelligent and well-connected, but the meek -- they need not apply. After all, how could one truly be successful as a boss, if they did not act "bossy"?

But if we dig into scripture, meek does not suggest weakness, but rather standing in confidence and security that is achieved through a relationship with the Almighty God. Meek suggests being submissive to God's will, but not necessarily to mankind. And being meek involves being forgiving at all times. Jesus modeled what true humility is -- the all-powerful God made man to be a servant for mankind. Not weak but meek. Are you ready and willing to practice what is preached?

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death -- even death on a cross! Philippians 2:5-8

Because God is all-powerful, through Christ, we can humbly serve others.

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