8305 meekness

8305 meekness

An attitude of humble, submissive and expectant trust in God, and a loving, patient and gentle attitude towards others.

Meekness required by God

Zep 2:3 See also Pr 16:19; 1Pe 3:4

God’s promises to the meek

Ps 37:11; Mt 5:5; 1Pe 5:5 See also Ps 25:9; Ps 69:32 In Scripture, “the poor” frequently represent the humble, godly poor; Ps 147:6; Isa 29:19; Isa 66:2; Zep 3:11-12; Jas 4:6

God acts to save the meek

Ps 34:5-6 See also 2Sa 22:28; Ps 10:12,17; Ps 18:27; Ps 45:4; Ps 76:9; Ps 149:4; Pr 3:34

Meekness is a correct attitude in prayer

Ps 40:17 See also Ps 70:5

Godly wisdom produces meekness

Jas 3:13

Examples of meekness

Moses Nu 12:3

David See also 2Sa 16:11-12

Ahab 1Ki 21:27

Job Job 1:21

Jeremiah Jer 11:19 See also Jer 26:14

Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ Lk 1:38

Stephen Ac 7:60

Paul 2Ti 4:16

Meekness in the life of Jesus Christ

Mt 11:29; 2Co 10:1 See also Isa 53:7; Mt 21:5; Mk 14:61; Lk 23:34; 1Pe 2:23

Meekness is expected in the life of the Christian

A necessary characteristic Eph 4:2 See also Gal 5:23; Php 2:3; Php 4:5; Col 3:12; Tit 3:2; 1Pe 3:8

Towards enemies Mt 5:39-41; Ro 12:17-20

In leadership 1Ti 6:11

In witness 1Pe 3:15

In discipline Gal 6:1 See also 1Co 4:21; 2Ti 2:25; Heb 5:2

In the family Eph 5:22,24; Eph 6:1; Col 3:18-20

In society Ro 13:1-2,5; 1Ti 2:2

See also

1620beatitudes, the
2036Christ, humility
5446poverty
5959submission
8030trust
8264gentleness
8276humility

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