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Bible Study Handout Wednesday 28 Aug 2012 Sis Tre

Benefits of Being Meek 1. What are the benefits/rewards of being meek a. The Meek Will Have ________________ i. Psalm 37:11> But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. b. The Meek _______________________ on Judgment Day i. Psalm 76:9> When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. ii. Psalm 149:4> For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. iii. Isaiah 11:4> But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. iv. Zephaniah 2:3> Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger. c. The Lord ________________ the Meek i. Psalm 147:6> The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. d. The Lord will increase the __________ of the Meek i. Isaiah 29:19> The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. e. He will __________ the Meek i. Psalm 25:9> The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. f. The Meek shall be _______________ i. Psalm 22:26> The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. g. The Meek Shall ____________________________ i. Matthew 5:5> Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. ii. Psalm 37:11> But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Who was Meek?/Examples of Meekness in the bible: 2. Who does the bible identify as being meek: a. _________________(Numbers 12:3) b. _________________(Matthew 11:28-30, Matthew 21:5). LORD, I WANNA BE MEEK LIKE YOU Page 1 of 4

What is Meekness? 3. Dictionary Definition of Meekness: ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________. 4. What can we do if we have difficulty understanding the Word: a. _________ for Understanding
i. Psalm 119:33-40>33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. 36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. 38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. 39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

b. Ask for ________________ Interpreting

i. Acts 8:30-31> 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. i. II Timothy 2:15> Study to shew thyself approved until God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (Implying there is a WRONG way to divide the word of truth)

c. ____________ the Word

5. The bible was originally written in _______________(most of Old Testament)_, _________________(Ezra, Daniel and line in Jeremiah) of and _______________( New Testament). 6. The ___________ of the bible was translated from these original languages. 7. Meekness in the bible refers to: _______________________ ourselves to God and _____________ ________ to a situation in the way He has directed in His Word! 8. The things of the Spirit are ____________________ to the natural man.
i. I Corinthians 2:14> But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Direction to be Meek
Galatians 6:1> Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Ephesians 4:1-3> 1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Colossians 2:12> Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;


Titus 3:2> To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. 1 Timothy 6:11> But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. II Timothy 2:25> In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

How to Become Meek 9. How do we become Meek a. _____________ and _____________ to God, Not my will but YOURS be done LORD!! Get a Made Up mind that Im not going to do what I want to do, I am going to do what YOU want me to do LORD!

i. Matthew 16:24> Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. ii. Colossians 3> entire chapter specifically verse 12 iii. Proverbs 25:28> He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

b. Be _______________ i. Baptism not only washes away all your sins but it is the burial of the OLD man, the following what I want to do sprit the self spirit
ii. Romans 6:4-6> 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

b. Seek the ________________, and a refilling of the _________________

i. Acts 1:8> 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

c. ___________ the Word, ___________ the Word

d. Be confident of your ____________ and ______________. i. One of the things that helped Jesus to be meek and not react the way the devil would have liked him to was being confident that he was God in the flesh and that he was sent. Out loud he spoke many times which strengthened him stating I and my father are one, I am he, he stated before Moses I AM e. ___________ i. Assists with dying out to your flesh. ii. Galatians 5:19-25>19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are
these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21

i. John 1:1> In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ii. Hebrews 4:12> 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

f. Dont _________________ i. Moses was labeled the most meek man on the earth and there are at least two examples in scripture where his reactions were not meek. People push our buttons, our flesh is often tempted and just because we are not perfect. If we were perfect, Christ would not have had to die on the cross. ii. Run to win: I Corinthians 9:24-27> 24 Know ye not that they which run in
a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

iii. His Word says he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability to overcome that temptation: I Corinthians 10:13> There hath
no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

10. Areas Where I have difficulty showing Meekness: _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________

Meekness is humbling ourselves to God and REACTING to a situation in the way He has directed in His Word!