Meekness is not often understood. And when it’s understood, it’s not often commended. And when it’s commended, it’s not often lived out. And yet we are told that the meek will inherit the earth. How should we understand this virtue Biblically? And how should we practice it in our own cultural moment?

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Timestamps:

We Love Reformed Anglicans [0:00]

Baylor Basketball and the Contradictions of Meekness [1:10]

The Biblical Framework for Meekness [3:36]

What is meekness? [7:18]

Restraint & Humility [17:02]

“Inherit the Earth” [19:27]

Meekness in the 21st Century [28:43]

 

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Posted by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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