Daily Devotional
Meekness Is Not Weakness

“Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.”

Titus 3:1-2


Ponder This

May I tell you that the Church is saturated with both ignorance and arrogance? The Bible teaches that you and I are to live a lifestyle of meekness. Meekness is not a weakness. Jesus said, “I am meek and lowly” (Matthew 11:29 KJV). He was and is not weak. He’s the One who spent 40 days and nights fasting in the wilderness. Jesus was the One who took a whip and drove the moneychangers out of the temple. But Jesus said, “I am meek and lowly in heart.” Meekness means strength under control.

The world calls the Church hate-mongers. They call us insensitive. The problem is that we often react to that with angry rhetoric, and it escalates on both sides. James 1:19 says, “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” And then verse 20 is key, “for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” There are many Christians you can find with their faces red, their fists in the air, or screaming and calling names. Do you think that’s going to win anything for the Lord? It will not! The Bible says we are to have meekness and fear. We are to be slow to speak and quick to hear. The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

  • Think about a recent time you lost your temper in a way that did not honor God? How did that affect the people around you?
  • When have you witnessed meekness in someone else? How can you seek to live in meekness as Jesus did?

Practice This

Find a prayer or verse to recite when you feel ungodly anger welling up inside you.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.