2021-01-12-Strong Are the Meek
Topic: Strong Are the Meek
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: Thought Adjuster
“Happy are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Genuine meekness has no relation to fear. It is rather an attitude of man co-operating with God — “Your will be done.” It embraces patience and forbearance and is motivated by an unshakable faith in a lawful and friendly universe. It masters all temptations to rebel against the divine leading. Jesus was the ideal meek man of Urantia [Earth], and he inherited a vast universe.” (UB 140:5.11)
Thought Adjuster: “In the ordination sermon, Jesus’ words spelled out the components of true happiness. None of them pertained to the benefits derived from material wealth, while all had to do with spiritual and emotional completeness.
The first two prerequisites are humility and hunger for righteousness. The third one is meekness — a word often assigned a negative connotation when mistaken for weakness. It is the opposite, as authentic meekness is a display of great strength of character.
To put that word in the proper context and demonstrate its intrinsic fecundity, here are some of its many facets: long-suffering, forbearance, resignation, gentleness, mildness, softness, peacefulness, docility, diffidence, modesty, humility, humbleness, unpretentiousness, lowliness, submissiveness, self-effacement, self-abasement, lack of resistance, compliance, obedience, acquiescence, tameness, deference, and mansuetude.
Jesus certainly did not refer to spineless and easily controlled individuals, nor did He allude to human relationships fraught with emotional abuse. He depicted the successful and emotionally fulfilling manner in which humans can reach out to the Divine.
From this enlightening vantage point, Jesus’ words were enheartening. He brilliantly demonstrated how to insert in your spiritual keyring the various master keys He freely handed out to grant you legitimate access to the VIP lounge of the Kingdom of the Hearts.
Ponder the positive trickle-down of genuine meekness when it permeates the fabric of life. Jesus’ life abundantly testifies to what God-centered humility is all about. It is one of the many spiritual victories that qualified Him as heir to a vast universe.”