When you hear the word “meek,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it a spineless individual who has the composition of milk toast? Is it a person who lacks grit?
There are only two people in the Bible who are described as being meek. The first one is Moses and the second is Jesus. Even though they were described as being meek, neither of these individuals could be described as being weak.
An excellent definition of meekness is found in the picture of wild horses. Meekness means strength under control. Wild horses are of little worth until they’ve been tamed. Then they’re useful and of great value.
There’s a correlation between the taming of a wild horse, and a person manifesting the fruit of the Spirit. Paul encourages Christians to:
Live your whole life in the Spirit and you will not satisfy the desires of the flesh. For the whole energy of the flesh is set against the Spirit, while the whole power of the Spirit is contrary to the flesh. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Those who belong to Christ have crucified their old nature with all that it loved and lusted for. If our lives are centered in the Spirit, let us be guided by the Spirit.
It takes strength to live the life described by Paul, and this is only accomplished when you crucify or tame the old nature and yield to Jesus as Lord and Savior.
It’s time to Giddy Up and get with it!