Daily Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:1-2 KJV
Ephesians 4:1-2 KJV
(1) I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
(2) With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Today’s Devotional Is THE FRUIT OF SPIRIT MEEKNESS
Luther said that THE MEEK man is the man who has a sweet disposition.
Both lowliness and meekness are aspects of the same disposition. One is toward men, the other towards God. Our Lord said, “Blessed is the meek,” because they will inherit the earth. It is true because the humble and chastened, as well as the sweet and tender soul, witness the unfolding of the hidden beauty that is kept from the proud and arrogant. A millionaire has just bought a beautiful, valuable picture. He shows it to his friends and tells them what he paid. He says, “This picture costs me ten thousand pounds!” Is he able to inherit or possess its beauty? His employee is a girl who has a keen artistic and cultural sense. She enters the room whenever she has the opportunity to absorb the image’s inspiration into her soul. Is she not the one who owns it? It is so that the poor inherit all that is beautiful and good. They are God’s and all they have is theirs.
The Psalter’s opening “Lord my heart is not proud, nor my eyes high” is one of its most beautiful gems (Psa_131.1). The writer describes himself to be a child who is weaned. At first, it becomes a passion due to the changes in its diet. But then it becomes calmed down and quiet. This symbol is of the quiet and meek spirit that is dear to God.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you attain this humble spirit. We must also believe in the humble and lowly Jesus, and ask Him to live, think and speak through our hearts. Finally, we can look to the Holy Ghost for His holy fire to extinguish all that is covetous and envious, proud of angry, malicious, and angerful within our hearts. These are the five elements in hell. We must always be humble and admit that we don’t deserve to lose the shoe-latchets of our brothers.
PRAYER for Today
We beg Thee, O God to allow us to live as Thy beloved children. All uncleanness, foolish talk, covetousness and bitterness, as well as wrath, anger, wrath, and wrath, be removed from our lives. Make us humble, like our Savior was. Save us from the spirit retaliation. For Thy name’s sake, may we make peace and heal the suffering and allay the men’s irritation. AMEN.