Zoom Bible Study For 2nd March 2021

Zoom Bible Study: Tuesday March 2nd 2021 @ 14:30 hours…

 

BLESSED ARE THE MEEK FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH (MATTHEW 5:5)

 

Unless we are first "poor in spirit" we will not "mourn" over our spiritual condition or that of the world around them. Some commentators say that the Beatitudes get increasingly more difficult.

 

The Beatitudes show us how God shows up when we obediently decide to surrender to His will in our lives.Our Creator knows what’s best for our hearts…what is your response to that?

 

What do you understand by the word “Meek”?

Why do you think this trait is looked down on?

Can you find some bible characters who typified meekness? (NB Gentle Jesus, meek ‘n’ mild?!)

So, what is “biblical” meekness? What does Scripture say?

 

For Discussion: It is easy to be honest with ourselves before God and acknowledge our sin; it’s easy to read a corporate confession in church. But it’s much more difficult when someone comes up to me after church and points out my sin. I want to punch them on the nose! (What about you?)

 

During Jesus’ days on earth, and today, prideful achievements and self-motivations are applauded and encouraged by the world. Society grooms us to look out for ourselves, to keep ourselves happy, and to go after everything we supposedly deserve in this life. (Isn’t that just plain backward? Think about it?)

 

Read what Matthew Henry wrote of meekness

“The meek are those who quietly submit themselves to God, to his word and to his rod, who follow his directions, and comply with his designs, and are gentle towards all men (Titus 3:2); who can show their displeasure when there is occasion for it, without being transported into any indecencies; who can be cool when others are hot; and in their patience keep possession of their own souls, when they can scarcely keep possession of anything else. They are the meek, who are rarely and hardly provoked, but quickly and easily pacified; and who would rather forgive twenty injuries than revenge one, having the rule of their own spirits. These meek ones are here represented as happy, even in this world. They are blessed, for they are like the blessed God himself, who is Lord of his anger, and in whole fury is not. They are blessed, for they have the most comfortable, undisturbed enjoyment of themselves, their friends, their God; they are fit for any relation, and condition, any company; fit to live, and fit to die.” (Biblestudytools.com)

 

Meditate on this! I think I need help, Lord!!

 

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