Episode 17: Understanding “Blessed Are The Meek” (Matthew 5:5)

DESCRIPTION: Jack talks about “Blessed are the meek…” from Matthew 5:5, demonstrating that the original idea behind the Greek here is a virtue that is sadly rare among Christians today.

Patreon Issue
Our apologies, but after setting up a Patreon account and announcing it in this episode, it came to our attention that Patreon has been unfairly deplatforming some of their clients. So we’ve put that on hold, and are currently looking for an alternative monthly-funding platform. In the mean time, please consider making a one-time donation through the PayPal link just below.

Scriptures Used In This Episode

Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 21:5 “Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your king is coming to you,
    humble, and mounted on a donkey,
    on a colt,[a] the foal of a beast of burden.’”

1 Peter 3:4 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

WEB Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Psalm 37:11

WE `God makes happy those who quietly trust him and do not try to get their own way. The world will belong to them.

WYC Blessed be they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Zechariah 9: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
    Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
    righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
    and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
    and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea,
    and from the River[c] to the ends of the earth.

Psalm 45: In your majesty ride out victoriously
    for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
    let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!
Your arrows are sharp
    in the heart of the king’s enemies;
    the peoples fall under you.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
    The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
    you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 6:1 Brothers,[a] if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness.

NIV Proverbs 24:10 If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!

ESV  Hebrews 10: 35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. 37 For,
“Yet a little while,
    and the coming one will come and will not delay;
38 but my righteous one shall live by faith,
    and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.”
39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.