The Meek War Horse

Posted on November 13, 2012 · Posted in Authority, Parenting

In biblical times horses who were being trained for war had to have an essential quality before they could be used in combat. The great power of a war horse needed to be submissive to the authority of its rider.  This quality of power under authority was called meekness. Being meek is not weak! 

Thus, Get Wisdom! defines meekness this way:

Meekness is being willing to give up my rights in order to put others first. Meekness waits for God to bring about justice.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.