The rest of meekness. 2.22.11 & 3.22.12

by Aaron K.

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The rest of meekness. 2.22.11 & 3.22.12

"Jesus calls us to rest and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that esteem of the world is not worth the effort." -AW Tozer

Meekness is a rare character trait that is hard to understand. The term alone invokes flinches of weakness…yet is God’s means of us experiencing rest. I wonder, would I even recognize this Godly trait in others if it was being displayed…do I even know what to look for? Being meek of spirit has nothing to do with being weak, but instead shows a man free from the prideful pull of life. A perfectly meek man has zero desire to be esteemed in the eyes of others, because he realizes that pride is insatiable and not worth the energy or effort. He knows the bar the world uses in esteeming others is a sliding scale, like the dangling carrot, always hanging just out of reach. Action. My sons, blessed and free is the man who sees through the pride of life and realizes that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. Everyday and in every encounter strive to minimize self and elevate and shine light on others.