Theme: MEEKNESS IN GOD’S SERVICE
Text: “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.” – Psalm 25:9.
Comment: A submissive mind before God is one that is willing to accept correction. Judgment proves if our actions or inactions are right or wrong. Those who are in error God chastises so that they may amend their ways. “My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: for whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” – Proverbs 3;11,12. See also Job 5:17.
For teaching or counseling to be effective, the person involved must be one who wants to be taught. That is the mind of one who is meek. Timothy was a person who grew up under spiritual guidance of his grandmother Lois and mother Eunice and later Apostle Paul . He learnt to have unfeigned faith. (2 Timothy 1:5) St. Paul’s advice to him, which also applies to us, goes thus: “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Timothy 3:14,15.
The Bible further exhorts us: “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.” – Zephaniah 2:3.