Christians are not to be milquetoast creatures that submit to wickedness out of a fear of suffering. Rather, we are to be strong in the power of Christ’s might, overcoming all evil with good deeds. We are to stand up to evil, wherever we find it. Our meekness comes into play when we must suffer for standing up humbly for God’s truth; for if we are valiant warriors for Christ, suffering will come with the territory. The strong man is the one who can endure great suffering for love’s sake. Our power is our resolute determination to act in a way that will bring great glory to Our Heavenly Father and great salvation to our fellow man.
Also, we are to be authentic worshippers of The Most High God, not groveling worms that have no experience of pleasing their Heavenly Father. True Worshippers are overcomers who know how to rejoice in every circumstance, bring great glory and pleasure to Almighty God, and love deeply everyone in their world. True Worship of God is a high honor and brings with it great peace and power. Through Spirit and Word inspired worship, we are able to present our bodies to God to be vessels for him to work through as he brings his kingdom to earth. Without the preserving witness of God’s love by God’s people in each generation, evil would be free to run amuck. As we faithfully display God’s mercy and grace, all evil and wickedness must run and hide to avoid the steely gaze of Our Savior who is watching all and rendering to each one according to his deeds.
To restate the thesis: we are to be meek not milquetoast, worshippers not worms. It is only false religion that produces mindless, passionless, passive doormats. True religion creates heroes and heroines, prophets, and humble servants. It is written: “The meek shall inherit the earth.” Also, “Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Through our Spirit led holy devotion to Christ, we will reign on earth; we will behold our God; we will represent him well throughout our life, and we will enjoy face to face communion with him for all eternity.
This reward awaits all who will abandon small mindedness and self-centered living. Through our faith, we can be large hearted, others-centered servants who display passionately the Father’s heart, mind, and will. This is a calling well worthy of our devotion and our time; this is a life that will shine for God!
— Brad Heilhecker