Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23  meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
 
 
Meekness - Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and provocations.

1. In an evangelical sense, humility; resignation; submission to the divine will, without murmuring or peevishness; opposed to pride, arrogance and refractoriness. Gal 5.

I beseech you by the meekness of Christ. 1 Cor 10.

Meekness is a grace which Jesus alone inculcated, and which no ancient philosopher seems to have understood or recommended.
 
 
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Meekness
 
Christ set an example of
Psa_45:4; Isa_53:7; Mat_11:29; Mat_21:5; 2Co_10:1; 1Pe_2:21-23; 
Psa 45:4  And ride prosperously in Your majesty, because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and Your right hand shall teach You fearful things. 
Isa 53:7  He was oppressed, and He was afflicted; yet He opened not His mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before its shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. 
Mat 11:29  Take My yoke on you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls. 
Mat 21:5  "Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting on an ass, even a colt the foal of an ass." 
2Co 10:1  And I myself, Paul, beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ; I, who indeed to look upon am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 
1Pe 2:21  For you were not called to this? For Christ also suffered on our behalf, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps, 22  He who did no sin, nor was guile found in His mouth, 23  who when He was reviled did not revile in return. When He suffered, He did not threaten, but gave Himself up to Him who judges righteously. 
 
His teaching
Mat_5:38-45; 
Mat 5:38  You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." 39  But I say to you, Do not resist evil. But whoever shall strike you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40  And to him desiring to sue you, and to take away your tunic, let him have your coat also. 41  And whoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two. 42  Give to him who asks of you, and you shall not turn away from him who would borrow from you. 43  You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." 44  But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you, 45  so that you may become sons of your Father in Heaven. For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 
 
A fruit of the Spirit
Gal_5:22; Gal_5:23; 
Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23  meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 
 
SAINTS SHOULD
Seek
Zep_2:3; 
Zep 2:3  Seek Jehovah, all the meek of the earth who have done His justice; seek righteousness; seek meekness. It may be you shall be hidden in the day of Jehovah's anger. 
 
Put on
Col_3:12-13; 
Col 3:12  Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender feelings of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, 13  forbearing one another and forgiving yourselves, if anyone has a complaint against any. As Christ forgave you, so also you do. 
 
Receive the word of God with
Jam_1:21; 
Jas 1:21  Therefore putting aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, receive in meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. 
 
Exhibit, in conduct, &c
Jam_3:13; 
Jas 3:13  Who is wise and knowing among you? Let him show his works by his good conduct with meekness of wisdom. 
 
Answer for their hope with
1Pe_3:15; 
1Pe 3:15  but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason of the hope in you, with meekness and fear; 
 
Show to all men
Tit_3:2; 
Tit 3:2  to speak evil of no one, not being quarrelsome, but forbearing, showing all meekness to all men. 
 
Restore the erring with
Gal_6:1; 
Gal 6:1  Brothers, if a man is overtaken in a fault, you the spiritual ones restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering yourself, lest you also be tempted. 
 
Precious in the sight of God
1Pe_3:4; 
1Pe 3:4  but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, the meek and quiet spirit, which is of great price in the sight of God. 
 
MINISTERS SHOULD
Follow after
1Ti_6:11; 
1Ti 6:11  But you, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness. 
 
Instruct opposers with
2Ti_2:24; 2Ti_2:25; 
2Ti 2:24  But the servant of the Lord must not strive, but to be gentle to all, apt to teach, patient, 
2Ti 2:25  in meekness instructing those who oppose, if perhaps God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth, 
 
Urge, on their people
Tit_3:1; Tit_3:2; 
Tit 3:1  Put them in mind to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to every good work, 
Tit 3:2  to speak evil of no one, not being quarrelsome, but forbearing, showing all meekness to all men. 
 
A characteristic of wisdom
Jam_3:17; 
Jas 3:17  But the wisdom that is from above is first truly pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. 
 
Necessary to a Christian walk
Eph_4:1; Eph_4:2; 1Co_6:7; 
Eph 4:1  I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the calling with which you are called, 
Eph 4:2  with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love, 
1Co 6:7  Indeed then there is already on the whole a failure among you, that you have lawsuits with yourselves. Why not instead be wronged? Why not instead be defrauded? 

 

THOSE WHO ARE GIFTED WITH
Are preserved
Psa_76:9; 
Psa 76:9  when God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. 
 
Are exalted
Psa_147:6; Mat_23:12; 
Psa 147:6  Jehovah lifts up the meek; He throws the wicked down to the ground. 
Mat 23:12  And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he who shall humble himself shall be exalted. 
 
Are guided and taught
Psa_25:9; 
Psa 25:9  The meek He will guide in judgment; and the meek He will teach His way. 
 
Are richly provided for
Psa_22:26; 
Psa 22:26  The meek shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Jehovah shall praise Him; your heart shall live forever. 
 
Are beautified with salvation
Psa_149:4; 
Psa 149:4  For Jehovah takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the meek with salvation. 
 
Increase their joy
Isa_29:19; 
Isa 29:19  And the meek shall increase joy in Jehovah, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. 
 
Shall inherit the earth
Psa_37:11; 
Psa 37:11  But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the overflowing of peace. 
 
The gospel to be preached to those who possess
Isa_61:1; 
Isa 61:1  The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 

 

Blessedness of
Mat_5:5; 
Mat 5:5  Blessed are the meek! For they shall inherit the earth. 
 
Exemplified
Moses
Num_12:3; 
Num 12:3  (Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all the men on the face of the earth.) 
 
David
1Sa_30:6; 2Sa_16:9-12; 
1Sa 30:6  And it greatly distressed David, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, each one for his sons and for his daughters. But David encouraged himself in Jehovah his God. 
2Sa 16:9  And Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Please let me go over and take off his head. 10  And the king said, What have I to do with you, sons of Zeruiah? Let him curse, because Jehovah has said to him, Curse David. Who then shall say, Why have you done so? 11  And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, Behold, my son, who came forth from my bowels, seeks my life; and surely now this Benjamite? Let him alone and let him curse, for Jehovah has spoken to him. 12  It may be that Jehovah will look on my affliction, and that Jehovah will repay me with good for his cursing this day. 
 
Paul
1Co_4:12; 1Th_2:7; 
1Co 4:12  And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it; 
1Th 2:7  But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse warmly cherishes her children.