Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lowly in Heart

Since this last Sabbath, I have been pondering—off and on—what Jesus really meant when He said, “I am meek and lowly in heart” (Matthew 11:29). What are the exact implications of this idea?

The first part of the phrase seems fairly straightforward. The Greek word for “meek” means just that: meek, humble, gentle. But what, exactly, does Jesus mean when He says that he is “lowly in heart”? Nowhere else does the Bible use this phrase. And it certainly isn’t a phrase that many of us use today.

So I am not sure that I have an answer. But what I do know is that, obviously, this very phrase reveals God’s heart. It reveals what He’s all about: He’s humble. He’s gracious. He’s approachable.

And that ought to overwhelm—and humble—all of our hearts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A topic that needs to be deeply plumbed. If done, a rich resource will be found I am sure.