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Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)

I was thinking today how rare it is that anyone says, "I am wrong" or "I am sorry." It seems that no one is ever wrong anymore. Gone are the days when owning up to a mistake is deemed noble. Nowadays, if a problem arises in the home, workplace, church, or school, you can be sure that no one admits any wrong.

By nature, people don't like to admit they are wrong. But no one is right all the time. We all have a sin nature and do not always do what we should do. (Galatians 5:17) A fruit of the Spirit, meekness is a form of humility that seems lost in our society. It is often equated with being weak and cowardly, but that is far from the truth. IT takes strength and courage to admit we are wrong, and our failure to do so can jeopardize our relationship with God and other people.

The Bible tells us if someone is caught in a sin, we should restore that person with a meek spirit, keeping watch over ourselves, lest we fall into temptation. (Galatians 6:1) A meek person pays closer attention to his or her flaws than the flaws of others. The closer we are to Christ, the more aware we are of our sins. No one is meek by nature, and it requires the work of the Holy Spirit. The greatest example of meekness and humility is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who humbled Himself and died for our sake.

Father, thank You for Christ's example of humility and meekness. Develop in us these righteous attributes. In Jesus' name. Amen.


SUSAN FERGUSON

Susan Ferguson is a freelance writer who lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband. She is an accountant by profession and works during the day and writes at night. She is a member of Faithwriters and participates in their daily devotional. She likes to read, travel, and cook for family and friends.