“Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
humble (Greek: tapeinoó) – With the believer (“show humility, true lowliness”) happens by being fully dependent on the Lord – dismissing reliance upon self (self-government) and emptying carnal ego. This exalts the Lord as our all-in-all and prompts the gift of His fullness in us.*
meek (Greek: praus) – This difficult-to-translate root (pra-) means more than “meek.” Biblical meekness is not weakness but rather refers to exercising God’s strength under His control – i.e. demonstrating power without undue harshness…gentleness…and strength*
Some time around two years ago, give or take, I took a deep breath and prayed a prayer very slowly, with a bit of fear and trembling. I even hesitated at first because I knew that for this prayer to be realized there would most likely be situations that would be more than uncomfortable. I even told DAD not to tell Nathan I was praying it because he’d have to go through “whatever” with me and he might not be too happy to know it was a result of his wife’s prayers!
Finally, I got it out.