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Be Prepared! (with Meekness)

Meekness is respectable. Meekness is comfortable. It is profitable. Finally consider what a preparative it is for something further. Sometimes I have remembered my bad or inadequate reactions to an occurrence with shame, and excused myself with the thought, “If … Continue reading

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It Pays to Be Meek

Meekness is respectable. Meekness is comfortable. But another lesser known benefit of meekness is that it is profitable. #483533875 / gettyimages.com Get all you can; can all you get; and sit on the lid. This is the maxim of every … Continue reading

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If I Could Just Get Some Peace and Quiet Around Here!

I (through the thoughts of a 17th century Puritan, Matthew Henry) have been trying to convince you of the excellency of a meek spirit. First we considered how “creditable,” or respectable meekness is.  Next, think about the comfort of meekness. … Continue reading

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Still Trying to Get Respect

#184263347 / gettyimages.com (I’ve been talking about how meekness makes you more respectable, and last week I explained that that is so, because meekness is victorious.) Next, meekness is respectable because it is beautiful. Here, Matthew Henry defines beauty, which, … Continue reading

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Don’t Get No Respect ‘Round Here!

Ever felt that way? That other people really aren’t respecting you and your virtues the way you deserve? We all want to be respected. Most people have ambitiously sought after this universal sentiment, though few have taken the time or … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones (and a Soft Word!) May Break My Bones

Last week I talked about not talking. 🙂 When someone else is angry with you, meekness helps you either to be silent, or if you must answer, to say it softly. When someone speaks angrily at you, pause to think … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Say Something Nice

#108432305 / gettyimages.com I’ve been sharing some of Matthew Henry’s thoughts on how to govern our own anger. Now I want to share how Matthew Henry advises one to be meek when others are angry at him. Meekness is needful … Continue reading

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