Is Meek Weak?
Dr. Cheryl A. Durham, D.B.S.
The proud, powerful and important people are valued in today’s society. Self-esteem, self-confidence, self-assurance, self-motivation, a being a self-made man, make you an icon of our society.
This is not so in God’s Kingdom. God, of all personalities, should be able to claim that….but He does not. His ego is not so fragile. He does not have to Lord His Lordship over us. He loves us; He is not in competition with us, He is God and He is a servant leader.
So, you say, am I just a worm, nothing, just personified humiliation? You are certainly NOT! Knowing where our real strength comes from, however, does give us a different source for the pride, power and importance of who we are.
Our pride comes from knowing the King and that the King loves us for no other reason than we are who we are! We are His creatures, made in His image, to bring Him glory, honor, and praise, for the wonderful things He has done for us. He wants us to love Him the way He loves us. Our pride comes from knowing that He loves us in spite of our lack of resources in and of ourselves.
Our Power only comes through Him, not of or from us. Our power is to be used for the good God has chosen us to do (Ephesians 2:8-10), not for ourselves. When we try to use our power for our own devices, it always turns out rather badly.
Our importance comes from our position as servant leaders, and as God’s Ambassadors. WE are to represent His method, His message, and His character to those He providentially places in our path. (2Cor. 5:17-21)
Our strength, power, importance, abilities all flow from God and His strength, power, importance and character. He created us that way. So meek, is that weak? It certainly is not! It is a rational acceptance of the reality that we are not in and of ourselves good. It is the reality that what we are is empowered by God. Meek is strength under control…the control of the Almighty God.