Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5 KJV)
I was thinking today how rare it is that anyone says, “I’m sorry” or “I’m wrong.” 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, and we do not always do what we should do (Galatians 5:17). It takes meekness to say, “I am wrong,” or “I have sinned.” Meekness is often equated with being weak and cowardly, but that’s far from the truth. It takes strength and courage to admit we’re 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 greatest example of meekness and humility is our Lord 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.