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Recycling In Life Series – Meekness – 15

Meekness is described as power under restraint, but is qualified as not referring as much to outward physical strength as to inward soul strength. It is supposedly a "self-controlled" strength, reasonable but not weak and involving a yielding but not spineless assent. It is described further as a gentle manliness which is not native to the human heart. But by spiritual definition, it is recognition of God's hand in every situation rather than to be fighting against Him. Moses was identified as the meekest man on the earth and this illustrates clearly the embodiment of this word. He wrote of himself, "Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth." (Numbers 12:3) We might question this coming from his own hand, however he wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, so we take it as truth. He dealt with a petulant people always getting into trouble. They were selfish, idolatrous, rebellious and perpetual whiners. Someti…

Gifts

All of us have grown up in a family. We have lived in the circumstances our parents created and it became the norm for us. If we were poor, then we lived without much. If we were rich we lived with plenty. If we were more than poor but less than rich, then we accepted that also. It was the life we were given. Now, that is not to say that some don't become unsatisfied with their lot and make a conscious decision to change it. Then, their children become used to something different. The writer of Hebrews shows us the distinct difference between the Old Covenant, wrapped up in the Law and its sacrifices, and the New Covenant, wrapped up in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice. The Old Covenant left us wanting. Sacrifices for sin had to be perpetually given. There was no permanence to forgiveness only a covering over, sometimes called atonement. But Christ's work on the cross ushered in the New Covenant; one that was permanent, full of promise for today and eternity to come. Peter in his …