“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5).
Also translated as “humble” or “meek,” scripture utilizes the word “gentle” only twice in reference to individuals. The first, Moses, was a reluctant leader, who demanded of Pharaoh, “Let My people go” (Ex.9:1). The other was Jesus, who made it clear that he was no victim; that no one takes his life from him, but he lays it down, and he will take it up again (Jn.10:18). Do not confuse meekness with weakness. It is an approach to life that emerges from the strength of character.