Words from the Heart for Thursday April 16th, 2020
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Matthew 5:5 (KJV)
Louis Cyr is considered Canada’s strongest man ever. Born in 1863 he was the second of 17 children. He began to show his strength early in his life, although he was known to be a gentle man. By 1890 he had come to be considered the strongest man in the world. He traveled to England that year to defend his title, but discovered that the strongest men in the competition refused to challenge him and they all conceded him the title. His gentle nature never changed.
One of the most misunderstood words in the English language is the word meek. Because it sounds like the world weak, we think it means the same thing. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Let me illustrate. Those who tame wild horses call the process meeking. They don’t weaken the horse. They bring the great strength of the horse under control. They meek the horse. Jesus does the same thing with us. He doesn’t weaken us. He brings the strength He has given us under His control. Every follower of Jesus needs to be meeked. And when we are, we can stand on the promise of Jesus in Matthew 5:5: “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” We are by nature sinful people, strong willed and too often disobedient. The Lord can take our strong wills and bring them under His control. When He does, we become powerful servants of the living God and accomplish so much that has eternal significance. If you want your life to count for Christ, allow Him to meek you. And then watch all He accomplishes through you. You will never be more satisfied and filled with His joy.
These have been words from the heart.