‘The blessing that belongs to the meek’ (Matthew 5:5)

After speaking about the blessing of being ‘poor in spirit’ and being broken over our own sin, Jesus then went on in Matthew 5:5 to speak about the blessing of being meek. Most people equate ‘meekness’ with ‘weakness’ merely because they rhyme, but this is in correct. To be meek is to be ‘bend-able’ and in the context in which Jesus used it, it refers to a person’s attitude to God and to life. The meek will be ready and willing to bend and submit to God’s will because they are humble and forgiven. Meekness does not come naturally, but it something known through our relationship to Jesus who was truly meek,