by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Pursuing a Meek Spirit
Editor’s note: Does Lori have zero self-awareness? Does she not realize that she has never come across as meek or mild of temper in her two blogs and her book? She’s preaching meekness while seeming haughty, judgmental, arrogant, angry, frustrated, bitter and a pile of others things that diametrically oppose meekness.
Meekness isn’t always the most appropriate of reactions to life. If I were ‘meek’ with the contractors doing the work in my house right now they’d take advantage of me. Better to live your life in realism and realize there are always going to be those times when you might have to stand up for yourself and your needs instead of silently seething in frustration, like Lori is prone to do.
I have read that the 1828 Webster Dictionary is the best one to study a word from since it was written long before the Women’s Rights movement and political correctness. From what I have studied so far, it’s amazing! People still trusted in the God of the Bible back then and reverenced Him. I even put an app on my phone for easy access for $2. Noah Webster, the author of this dictionary, wrote, “The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is good and the best corrector of all that is evil in human society; the best book for regulating the temporal [secular] concerns of men.” No wonder I love it so much!
This is how this old dictionary defined ‘meek’: mild of temper; soft; gentle; not easily provoked or irritated, yielding; humble; submissive to the divine will; not proud or apt to complain of divine dispensations.
Mild of temper: A meek woman doesn’t have temper tantrums or angry outbursts against others and demand her own way. She isn’t easily troubled by circumstances because her trust is in the LORD. When her children make mistakes such as breaking something, she doesn’t fly off the handle and yell at them. In fact, she tries to never yell at them since it doesn’t accomplish anything beneficial. Possessions don’t own her so she doesn’t allow them to control her emotions. Her children are more valuable to her than stuff.
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