Jesus said, "I am Meek and Lowly in Heart." 5-22-2011

posted May 25, 2011, 2:10 PM by Dale Barnes   [ updated May 25, 2011, 2:15 PM ]
Actually, Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Mt.11:29 KJV)  Let’s take a quick look at his life.

His quiet, learning years! (Lu.2:39-52)  This was his growing, preparation time. We see him at the temple at the age of 12 years.  Seemingly lost from his earthly parents, but he was “about his father’s business.”  He was learning, asking questions, and amazing the teachers at the temple with his knowledge. Meekness: there was already a lack of self-interest and being absorbed with God’s business.

His popular years in ministry! (Lu.4:15)  He taught and everyone praised him.  He did not become self-centered. (Jn:5:17-20) He let his Father (God) continue to guide.  (Jn.8:25-29) He spoke what God had taught him. (Jn.6:14-15) He withdraw when the crowd wanted to make him king.  (Mt.8:4, Lu.8:56) Many times, he would tell those whom he  healed not to tell anyone.  He was not sidetracked by popularity or rejection, but moved on doing God’s will.

His unjust treatment and death (Mt.27:33-44)   He submitted himself to God’s will.(Mt.26:42)  They spit in his face and struck him with fists.  Peter disowned him and all of his disciples left him.  Jesus was terribly beaten.  Soldiers mocked him. He was crucified; then insulted by passers-by; mocked by religious leaders, even robbers that were crucified with him mocked him.  In all of this, he submitted to God and steadfastly endured for God’s sake and ours.  

Jesus humbled himself and became obedient even to the death of the cross.  Now, God has highly exalted him and given him a name above every name. Here we see meekness fully displayed; “Absence of self-interest;  Zealous for the interests of God and others.“    
“Come and learn from me and you will find rest for your soul,” Jesus said.  Also, honor from God!