But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
It is listed as the seventh quality of the Spirit of God.
Meekness is a noun defining the quality of meekness. In Greek it is πραότης praotēs and it meekness is « πρᾶος » or « πραΰς » praus meaning « meekness. But what would I want to be meek for? The world taught me to be aggressive in a dog eat or be eaten world. Evolution that say there is no creator taught me the it is « survival of the fittest » So does might make right?
If there is no God that created the universe it would make sense. But we live in an orderly universe which is run not by man but God almighty
But what does meekness really mean, do you understand it.
Meekness means to be gentle, friendly, accomodating, and perhaps more than anything it means to be tame.
We have the power to do miracles by the Spirit of God and yet we must be tame. IF not it would be like giving the power to a wild stallion that does only what it wants. It could run and buck through all the stables until it is tame. But with controled power the horse could also become a show horse and win competitions. Or it could be tamed to be a power horse for a warrior. The Warrior is Christ of course because He should be in control not us. And that is how we win.
Actually our Lord Jesus Christ was meek to His Father and that is our example. He obeyed and did not buck even in trial up to the cross and God rewarded Him with the name above all names as second in command of the Universe.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
When we surrender to God being in control it is an act of will. We are not surrending our will but using our will to chose to obey for love. The devil conrols and possess by fear not love. There is no torment to be submitted to God but calm rest. Let the will of the Lord be done, Jesus prayed! And that is how Jesus defeated the devil, but not by his own will.
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
This goes against our fallen nature and all our fallen instincts. But would you really want to submit to the devil and be humble before his plans for you? We can chose to walk by the spirit and have love and all the fruit of the spirit. Or walk by the flesh. We need to let God set the plan and the order for our lives and overcome the devil. Unless we want the devil to win and destroy us through are own pride.
Rebellion The opposite of meekness is work and hard work. We want to be friendly to God but not fiercely opposed to him. We need His wisdom and guidance as a tame horse needs the rider to guide his power.
The man that parted the Red Sea and performed the miracles in front of Pharoah, the man who single handed lead the rebellious house of Israel out of Egypt was meek. More meek than all men. That was why God could resist Pharoah. He chose the meekest of all men, to be the most powerful.
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah
Let the humble resist the devil and the meek become warriors under Gods control!