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Ten Bible Verses Teach You to Be Meek

By Ruth Wang
on August 04, 2017 06:08 AM

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Having lived in the secular world for a long time, we've often been vague about much spiritual wisdom about life including "meekness". We often believe that power and force bring success, respect, and blessings.

However, the Bible doesn't teach us that. Several Bible verses say that we should be meek, gentle, and humble as God's people. Jesus Christ, who was meek and humble, claimed in the Beatitudes, "Blessed are the poor in spirit...blessed are the meek..."

Here are ten Bible passages about "meekness" to meditate on:

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

Matthew 21:5 "Say to Daughter Zion,
    'See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
    and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'"

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 6:1-2 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Ephesians 4:1-3 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Colossians 3:12-14  Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

1 Timothy 6:10-12 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

James 1:21-22 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

James 3:12-13 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

-Translated by Karen Luo

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