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Summary: The Blessed Attitudes - Matthew 5

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Blessed Are the Meek

Matthew 5:5

I. Undervalued virtue of meekness

A. Definition of meekness

*a gentle disposition based on wholly relying on God to be good in the events taking place in our lives

B. Illustrations of meekness - Galatians 5:22, Colossians 3:12, I Peter 3:15, James 1:19-21

1) David - II Kings 16:5-10

2) Moses - Numbers 12:1-2

3) Jesus - I Peter 2:23

C. Distinctions of meekness

1) An inner control because we are waiting on God

2) An inner contentment because we are satisfied with God

II. Ultimate victory of the meek

A. We watch with expectation - Psalm 24:1, Revelation 5:1-10

B. We wait with patience - II Corinthians 6:10


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