Carey Lewis Devotions
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Be Meek
Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.
Numbers 12:3 (KJV)
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Matthew 5:5 (KJV)
As a feisty female in business, I used to have issues with all the 'meekness' in the Bible. I thought meek was weak--and maybe it is by the standards of this world.

But scripture reveals meekness to be highly prized and greatly rewarded. By the standards of God, meekness is absolute power under perfect control. The best strong men save their muscle for a battle worth fighting.

Jesus says, 'I am meek' (Matthew 11:29). Yet when faced with the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees, He unleashes His meekness in a firestorm of words.

When should we be fierce for God? He'll let us know, because 'The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way' (Psalm 25:9).

How can actors, models, and talent for Christ show meekness? Don't flaunt your assets. Don't wear clothes that are too tight or too short. Don't steal a scene. Don't hog a stage. Don't brag. Don't strut. Be humble.

The result? When you are asked to perform, your talent will show significant work rather than a show-off's smirk because from God's point of view, being meek is the golden ticket to long-term success.

The conclusion to be drawn from these verses is simple and straightforward: seek to be meek. Shun pride. Embrace humility.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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