Insipid Person?

A secondary meaning of “insipid” is “dull.” To commend “meekness” as something good that faith has accomplished seems to be approving “dullness.” People who are meek seem to be people who can be “walked over.” However, “meekness,” as God’s Word explains it, is anything but being weak or dull. if you think that being meek is being weak, try being meek for about a week! Meekness, as called for in the Bible, is strength under control. We have a determination to let God use, guide and defend us. We depend on God’s strength to enable us to respond in Christ-like ways. Under attack, we depend on God to vindicate us, while we maintain rock-like convictions. We search our hearts to see if any attacks are valid. If they are, we are open to correction. If any of the attacks are wrong, we calmly explain in a gracious way where they are wrong. We can insist on proof of these false charges, without becoming upset and angry. If they will not furnish proof, we trust God to take care of it and we pray for them. Ephesians 4:31-32 is a description of strength under control: “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” A couple of stanzas from Eliza E. Hewitt’s hymn, “Stepping in the Light,” convey the attitude of Biblical meekness: “Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior, trying to follow our Savior and King; shaping our lives by His blessed example, happy, how happy, the songs that we bring. Walking in footsteps of gentle forbearance, footsteps of faithfulness, mercy and love, looking to Him for the grace freely promised, happy, how happy, our journey above.” Selah! This strength in weakness is under Whose control?   Ron

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4 thoughts on “Insipid Person?

  1. Someone once told me that the meekest person he ever saw was a strong, muscle-bound man, holding his newborn child for the first time. Real strength is knowing when gentleness, patience and compassion is needed. Thank you Pastor Ron. I truly enjoy these readings. Blessings to you and Jan.

  2. I heard of a man who was given a badge that said “most humble” on it. The only problem was; he wore it. Meekness is an awesome subject and you covered it well. Thanks for your posts.

    God bless,


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