Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Abundance of Peace (Psalm 27:11)

Today’s scripture: Psalm 37:11

What do you picture when you think of the word “meek”?

Are you picturing a kind of geeky, skinny person, maybe even with braces? Someone with slightly hunched shoulders who won’t look you in the eye?

And when you read a verse like this, do you think, What’s so good about inheriting the earth if I have to be a pushover?

I’d like to propose an argument about this word. I don’t picture that geek when I think of meek. I picture someone—myself, I hope—who is kneeling at the foot of the Lord’s throne, seeking His will and His desire for my life.

When I think of meek, I think of someone—again, I truly hope it’s me—who is so desiring to live for God that all pride and self-promotion is gone.

And when I read a verse like this one, it’s not the part about inheriting the earth that gets me excited.

It’s that second part: I “shall delight . . . in the abundance of peace.”

The abundance of peace.

It’s not just a little bit of peace.

It’s not just a relatively good-sized portion of peace.

It’s an abundance of peace, more than I could ever need on this earth.

When I think about having that abundance of peace, it doesn’t seem to be such a bad thing to be meek for God.

Do you struggle with being meek for God? Do you see meek as being equal with weak? Come to the foot of the throne right now, and ask God to help you to be meek for Him. And experience an abundance of peace.

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