BIBLE READING: MATTHEW 21
5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek,…..
The word “king” and the word “meek” rarely end up together in the same sentence. Arrogant, bossy, high maintenance, wealthy, privileged, and other words normally go together with “king”. It was important to Jesus that the people of Jerusalem knew that He came as a meek King. The word meek means humble, mild, gentle, etc. “King” represented His position, “meek” represented His personality, and the word “thy” made it personal. He was their King. Even though Jesus was King, He was there to serve and save them.
Jesus is our King. If our King is meek, and humble, and gentle, why shouldn’t we. If the King is meek, shouldn’t His subjects be?
I remember some years back, my dad began putting 3×5 cards in visible places with a word on it. He did it so that every day, he would see that word in various places to remind him and motivate him to apply that to his life. He had various words at different times, but the word that seemed to stay on the visor of his car was the word “meekness”. I would see it whenever I would visit or be with him. Why did he put those words there? Because it was something he struggled with. It was a reminder that he would have to work diligently every day to discipline himself. I do not know that any of us have no issue with “meekness”. I’m sure we all struggle with it. Maybe today you should write a word on some cards and put it in places in your life. Somewhere you will see it. Just a reminder that if our King had this in His life, we should to.