Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pink on Meekness

"Meekness is often confused with lowliness or humility, but they are by no means identical. Humility is the opposite of pride and self-sufficiency, whereas meekness is the opposite of stubbornness and selfwill. Meekness is pliability and is the fruit of a broken heart. Meekness is the opposite of being determined to have my own way; it is an attitude of yieldedness---desiring God to work his will in and through me.Where there is true meekness (which the world, in its blindness, regards as weakness), its possessor approaches the Word with the desire to be moulded by its holy teachings, so that our characters may be formed thereby, and all our affairs, both temperal and eternal, be directed by its precepts."
-A.W. Pink