User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: The Ways Of The Meek

  1. #1
    Over 1000 post club WeberHome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,342
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 85 Times in 77 Posts

    Blog Entries
    288
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    20979

    Post The Ways Of The Meek

    .
    Matt 5:5 . . Blessed are the meek

    The third beatitude comes from the Old Testament.

    Ps 37:10-11 . .For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

    "blessed" is an ambiguous word. Depending upon the application, and/or the context; it can mean fortunate, happy, favored, approved, venerated, contented, honored, respected, successful, prosperous, praise-worthy, privileged, endowed, and protected.

    The koiné Greek word for "meek" in the third beatitude is praus (prah-ooce') which means mild; defined by Webster's as gentle in nature or behavior; viz: temperate; in other words: agreeable, approachable, reasonable, calm, mellow, composed, and self-controlled, i.e. meek people, as a rule, aren't easily antagonized, i.e. they don't fly off the handle and/or throw hissy fits over trifles.

    You can freely speak your mind with meek people without fear of reprisal. They're usually reasonable and rational rather than emotional and reactive; people don't have to walk on egg shells all the time to avoid setting them off.

    Can you just imagine the pleasure of living in a global society composed entirely of temperate people? That alone would be Nirvana to me.

    The 37th Psalm also promises peace; which implies not only the absence of war; but also the absence of training for war; viz: martial arts and standing armies.

    Isa 2:4 . .They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

    Mic 4:4 . .They shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid

    NOTE: Some of the beatitudes contain both a present tense clause and a future tense clause in the same sentence. For example:

    "blessed are" is present tense.

    "shall inherit" is future tense.

    In other words: the non meek are also non blessed
    _

  2. #2
    Over 1000 post club WeberHome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,342
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 85 Times in 77 Posts

    Blog Entries
    288
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    20979

    Post Re: The Ways Of The Meek

    .
    Christ went to the cross for every degree of meekness-- the totally meek, the totally non meek, and the somewhat meek.

    Isa 53:6 . . All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but The Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.

    John 1:29 . . Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

    1John 2:2 . . He himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

    However; although Christ's crucifixion is effective for securing a lasting peace between God and the various degrees of meekness; their shortcomings have to be addressed before they're fit for life in heaven's society

    Matt 5:3 . . Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    The Greek word for "blessed" means, among some other things: fortunate.

    Well; some of us haven't been very fortunate in the area of meekness. We are not meek; in point of fact, we have never been meek nor do we have a sensible reason to expect we'll be any different down the road. In other words: we are, by nature, permanently unsuitable for the kingdom of heaven. What to do?

    Well; one of the components of the plan salvation is called "regeneration" which is basically a do-over wherein the natural-born core of one's being is amputated, so to speak, and replaced by God's.

    2Pet 1:4 . . He has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the Divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

    This "amputation" about which I speak is called a circumcision made without hands; in other words: it's a supernatural procedure. (Col 2:10-11)
    _

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
Since 1997 TheologyOnline (TOL) has been one of the most popular theology forums on the internet. On TOL we encourage spirited conversation about religion, politics, and just about everything else.

follow us