Christian Devotions

Low and Meek

Ephesians 4:1 -3   I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,  With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 

We seem to have a problem understanding lowliness and meekness.  Lowliness doesn’t necessarily infer demeaning subservience. It means to see yourself as you actually are – no better or worse than the next person. To be not proud or overbearing.  We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. We have it on good authority. (Romans 3:23)  Therefore we have no occasion to judge one another.

Romans 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Meekness simply means to have or show a quiet and gentle nature. It means not wanting to fight or argue with other people. Lowly, meek people serve others, not from subservience or lack of self-esteem, but from the position of knowing exactly who we are in Christ. We serve as an expression of our gratitude for God’s love to us.
Father, God,
Remind us of your love for us. Help us to respond to that love with a gratitude that includes service to others. Make us a channel of your love to this hurting world.
In Jesus’ most precious name.
Amen.
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