DAY 12 – What It Means to be Meek | Lesson by Elder Gaylan Owens | 21-Day Devotional on Jesus’ Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount

Sunday, February 12, 2023 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

What It Means to be Meek  

Lesson by Elder Gaylan Owens

Matthew 5:5, Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Of all the beatitudes, in my view, this one speaks directly to the full character of Jesus as a man and as God manifested in the flesh. When Jesus came into his ministry, He knew exactly who He was and the power he possessed in his humanity as well as His limitless power as the Son of God.

The beauty of His meekness is that He was always submitted and yielded to the will of the Father. This was a demonstration of His humility and ability to be taught and instructed by his Father.

In Matthew 26:52-54, Jesus rebuked Peter after he cut off the Centurion’s ear in a vain attempt to “defend” Jesus. Jesus said “Do you think that I cannot pray to My Father and He will provide Me with twelve legions of angels?” Jesus not need Peter’s protection.

Jesus knew who He was and what He was capable of. He faced death, yet he was still sold out to doing the will of the Father. The meek shall inherit the earth because they have demonstrated their ability to follow Jesus. Not because they are weak and passive, but because they have self-control and power over their instincts, passions, and emotions.

These same meek Christ Followers have shown an affinity for order and a willingness to yield to godly authority. They have willingness to receive instruction as well as give it. They are also willing to led.

This honor would certainly not have been bestowed upon an individual who was weak or passive.

Do you have a firmer grasp on meekness? What did you gain?



• Message by Dr. Tony Evans, "Blessed Are the Spiritual Beggars" (Matthew 5:3)

• Follow this link to a resource on the Beatitudes from BibleGateway:

• Follow THIS LINK (or copy/paste) to a resource from Zondervan Academic:

• Follow THIS LINK (or copy/paste) to the web version of Barclay's Commentary on the New Testament:

THIS LINK is a downloadable PDF of Barclay's Commentary


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