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The Meek Come Out Ahead!

Characteristic of The Church   •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  29:55
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What Meekness Looks Like?

Some years ago there were a number of instances of homeless people being assaulted. A undercover police posed as a homeless in the area where these assaults were taking place. They had to catch the assailant in the act to press charges. All the police office was well able to over power the assailant, he restrained himself and allowed himself to be pushed around and assaulted.
The meek are not allays week but are often powerful. Meekness is not a a matter of limitlessness but willingness to practice restraint. So meekness is power under control. Meekness is not giving up but rather looking forward.

Where Meekness Come From?

Meekness is the resulting behavior of one who is poor in spirit and mourn over their sinful nature and behavior.

Where Meekness is On Display

In The Body of Christ

Ephesians 4:2 ESV
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Towards Enemies

Matthew 5:39–41 ESV
But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

In leadership

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

In witness

1 Peter 3:15 ESV
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

In The Family

Ephesians 5:21 ESV
submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

In Society

Romans 13:1 ESV
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

What does Meekness Get You?

Psalm 22:26 ESV
The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!
Psalm 25:9 ESV
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
Psalm 37:11 ESV
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
Psalm 147:6 ESV
The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
Psalm 149:4 ESV
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
Isaiah 29:19 ESV
The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.
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