Meek

The word of God says, Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.

The key to understanding this verse is the word meek. In the English language the word meek denotes weakness, but in the original Koinonia Greek, the idea of weakness is not there. The word meek would be better translated as in the English as  power with gentleness,  power with restraint or power with self-control. 

The alternate use of the word was in taming an animal, such as breaking a horse.  A broken horse gives the idea the animal is one that has lost none of its power, but is under control. When a horse has been broken, it can be ridden.

So to be meek in the biblical sense is to be gentle or humble, but in no sense does it mean weakness.

 

 

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