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Verse of the Day - Day 189

Meekness Is Not Weakness - Matthew 5:5

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Bill Fairchild

Welcome to Verse of the Day!

Today's Bible Verse:

Matthew 5:5
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: Meekness Is Not Weakness

These words of Jesus are similarly found in Psalm 37:11: "But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace."

You would think with such promising rewards, meekness would be a much sought-after character trait. But typically, meekness is extremely undervalued in the eyes of the world today. In God's kingdom, however, it is highly treasured.

The problem stems from the fact that most people, Christians included, don't understand the true meaning of meekness. Here's a good biblical definition I've heard that may help: "Meekness is not weakness; meekness is strength under control."

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