TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
My Spirit will fill you with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Lead with love and follow it with self-control and everything in-between will fall into place.
MEEK ISN’T WEAK
Moses came down from the mountain and we think of him as Charleston Heston – muscles bulging, hair blowing gracefully in the wind and the presence of God on his finely chiseled features.
Let me tell you the truth: Moses was really more like Pee-wee Herman than Heston. The Word tells us,
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) – Numbers 12:3
See, our Gentile understanding of Moses is not a Biblical understanding. We all think of him as the alpha male when, in reality, he couldn’t talk well and he was the outsider in Pharaoh’s house as well as his own family.
Now, here’s something interesting about this verse. Moses wrote that.
While that might seem strange or even self-indulgent, our western thinking of the word meek is incorrect. While we think meek means “weak,” it actually means “strength with restraint.” My friends, Moses was no pushover. He dealt with some really difficult people in some extreme circumstances and people are still talking about it today.
While he was not a movie star, he was a rock star. So, remember that meek is not weak and Moses was the real deal. Strength with restraint – love and patience tempered with self-control is what every Christian should be operating in. Are you?
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – INTIMACY