Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5)
Again, the Greek word for blessed (i.e., makarios) used here has a meaning of being fortunate, prosperous or successful. That is, successful are those that meek! Why? What is it to be meek? First of all, to be MEEK does NOT mean to me WEAK! Rather meekness is strength under control. Picture a feral horse (i.e., a mustang) that expends its great strength by running the fields yet accomplishes little to nothing in the way of work. However, if that same horse is "tamed", "broken" or "meeked" then that same great strength - that is now under control - can be utilized to accomplish much work for its master!
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