The Meek

Teaching Notes

The Way Back Home | Part 2


The Meek

“These Beatitudes do not first of all describe people with good spiritualities so much as they describe people in bad situations…we will miss the gospel of Jesus’ Blessings, and we will miss their worldwide ness, too, if we prematurely hear Jesus blessing virtues or good attitudes”

-Frederick Dale Bruner


“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."

Matthew 5:5

Meek = praus πραΰς

“Those who make no claims for themselves”
“Strength under control”


1. His gentle ______

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 

Matthew 11:29

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Exodus 34:6-7

2. His humble _______

  “Say to the daughter of Zion, 
     ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, 
      humble, and mounted on a donkey, 
      on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’ ” 

Matthew 21:5 (citing Zechariah 9:9)

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Philippians 2:5-8

3. His profound _________

In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; 
      though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. 
      But the meek shall inherit the land 
      and delight themselves in abundant peace. 

Psalm 37:10-11