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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Timid Souls of the World—Unite! (If that is okay with everybody.)

         A witty fellow named J. Upton Dickson once claimed he was writing a book entitled Cower Power.
         Related to that, he planned on forming an advocacy group called DOORMATS: “Dependent Organization of Really Meek And Timid Souls-if there are no objections.”
         The group’s motto was to be, “The meek shall inherit the earth-if that's okay with everybody.”
         All of that is clever, but it misses the meaning of biblical meekness. In the Bible, meekness is human power under God’s control.
         That is why Jesus was called “meek.” He submitted his humanity to the control of his Heavenly Father. Hence, he cleaned out the temple and submitted to the cross. In both cases, he was acting on behalf of others—just like his Father wanted.

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