The blessings of Meekness
2. God fights for the meek.
You need not be a lion for you to win. A lot of useless battles are taking place even in the Church! This is because the Church is busy raising to many lions. A lot of people don’t even allow God to fight for them anymore because they have learnt to fight for themselves. Num. 12:1-15, “And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it. (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) and the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they came out. And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold she was leprous. And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb. And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again. And Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.” We must be careful about how we run our mouth against the servants of God. Moses was meek and you can see how God fought for him. Meekness is an attribute of the heart; God fights for the meek. Nobody can fight better than God. This revelation should help us position ourselves to be meek.
3. Divine guidance.
God guides the meek. Psa. 25:9, “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.” The lion is a very proud animal. You can’t teach the proud because he knows everything! He cannot submit; he is a king unto himself. That is why God resists the proud. The proud try to play God. It takes humility to be led. I have never seen nor heard about shepherd of lions. The Bible says in John 10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” The symbol of discipleship is the lamb; becoming like Christ.
Eternal most Holy God I worship you. I thank you for the generous provisions you have made for my well being here and hereafter. Graciously fill me with Christ till the world no longer sees me but Jesus flowing through me. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED…….