Today marks a new day in the history of this blog. (Been blogging here since 2016.)
Since the start of this blog, I've written about a lot of things: entrepreneurship, branding for Christian entrepreneurs, and midlife women, to name but a few topics. For the most part, my approach throughout all of these topics has been one of formalized teaching, as after all, that's a main part of who God created me to be, a teacher. And while it's certainly not a bad approach, I've recently come to the realization that there is a better way to encourage you and to equip you as you travel your own journey in this life.
That new approach? A more relatable, personable one, where I share my thoughts, write about my strengths & foibles, a slice of life. But lest you think these posts will be yet another addition to the myriad self-serving FOMO-fluff posts we are all inundated with, you'd be mistaken. Because remember, I am still a teacher at heart. I still have a very strong drive to...
Inspired by a sermon by the Reverend Fred Hope, pastor of Rockville Presbyterian Church, Wadmalaw Island, SC
Meekness: the quality or state of being meek: a mild, moderate, humble, or submissive quality
The above definition from Merriam-Webster about sums up what we understand about meekness. And this understanding we bring to our reading of the Scriptures, specifically Matthew 5:5:
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” [Matthew 5:5]
And Psalm 37:11:
“But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.” [Psalm 37:11]
But does this understanding accurately describe who we are in Christ? And just as important, does this understanding truly capture the intent of these Scriptures? Let’s get started.
In the 4th Century, when the Bible was translated into Latin, the Hebrew word (as in Psalm 37)...