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True Wisdom – James 3:13-18

8. True Widsom is characterized by Meekness.

Isaiah 42:1-9; 1 Peter 3:13-22; Matthew 5:1-12

“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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30)

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. (1 Peter 3:13-17)

Study it Out

  1. Meekness can be defined as “mildness of disposition or gentleness of spirit.” How did Christ reflect meekness toward those in need? How did He reflect this when suffering unjustly for our sins?
  2. Does this gentleness of spirit or mild disposition reflect Christ’s attitude toward sin or injustice? How can we distinguish between righteous anger toward sin and fleshly frustration toward others because of perceived wrongs done against us? How should a spirit of meekness guide all of our interactions with others?

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