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We’ve Given The Wrong Definition To Meek…

By Pete Heiniger

In our culture, we are raised with this idea that the word Meek is a negative. That is is someone who shrinks back, who runs and hides, who is weak kneed, and is the opposite of bold.

But, that definition is not the true definition of the word Meek, when Jesus says “blessed are the meek!”

That word is derived from a Greek word that referred to a bit in a draft horse’s mouth. Have you ever seen a draft horse? Like a Clydesdale? They are huge animals and strong…they can pull just about anything.

Yet, a powerful horse is controlled by a bit. The word meek really means: Power under control.

I don’t know about you, but I look up to men and women who are bold powerful leaders, but they remain under control. I admire that quality, probably because I don’t often have it. Through my life…I’ve struggled with my temper or my passion. I can get intense. But, I so aspire to keep my passion…and my drive….but have complete control over how I express those.

I strongly desire to be MEEK!

Posted: November 21, 2017
Pete Heiniger

Author | Pete Heiniger

Pete is the Communications Director at DCC. He has lived in over ten states but returned his Colorado native wife, Shara, to her home state after 18 years away. They are the proud parents of 5 daughters! On a perfect day, you’ll find Pete smoking a cigar or sitting around a campfire with his family- often both!

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