Blessed are the Meek

"O LORD, thou wilt hear the desire of the meek; thou wilt strengthen their heart, thou wilt incline thy ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more." 1

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." 2

"Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all men that were on the face of the earth. And he said, 'Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD make myself known to him in a vision, I speak with him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses; he is entrusted with all my house. With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in dark speech; and he beholds the form of the LORD." 3

Mighty in Meekness

When bully bellows at his door,
The victim loses self-control.
He takes his place down on the floor;
Surrendering both heart and soul.

With cross in hand, the truly meek
Face every storm with steadfast heart.
Aggressors mistake them for weak
And try to tear their souls apart.

With face like flint and heart of love,
I slowly turn the other cheek.
My strength is from the Lord above!
Each storm strengthens the truly meek.

With each death, they renew their birth;
Thus, the meek inherit the earth.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Psalm 10:17-18
2. Matthew 5:5
3. Numbers 12:3,6-8