Years ago, I had an appointment to keep with my grandfather in the faith. It was one of those days that I already knew would be a hectic day for him. At the waiting lounge, I decided to spend the time reading. 

After about two hours, it occurred to me that there was another minister of the gospel waiting also. At the time, he was already about twenty years in the ministry. I took advantage of the moment. 

I walked up to where he was seated and asked him for a favour. “Sir, you have been in ministry for years, can I use this waiting time to ask some questions about my heart, sir?” 

He was willing to answer to me. We spent the next hour in a mini-lecture mode. He answered my questions while I took notes. 

Afterward, he said to me, “Give me your contact. You are a wise young man”. Did you notice that I did not tell him about how much I knew? I only asked him questions. 

There is no greatness where meekness is lacking. Meekness is the key to greatness. It takes meekness to learn the ways of the Lord. 

The meek will he guide in judgment: And the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 25:9 KJV

Jesus was given a name above every other name not just because he died for our sins but because he portrayed meekness throughout the journey. 

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:5‭-‬8 KJV

Meekness is not there to prove a point. Meekness always seeks to please the Lord. Meekness takes on the form of service. 

Meekness is submission in obedience unto that point of dying. Meekness is the key to greatness. 

We have an example in Moses: 

(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

Numbers 12:3 KJV

It takes a meek man to lead a nation like Israel. He was humble enough to take the counsel of his father-in-law. He would have become overwhelmed with the work but timely counsel met a meek man. 

He was willing to take the place of the Israelites even though God wanted to start a new generation through him. Most of us would have jumped at such an offer but Moses rather interceded for the people. 

It takes meekness to be great. 

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