What is Meekness? For one it is in relation to gentleness. The term gentleness is also a fruit of the Spirit but since Meekness is mentioned also it must have some significance of it’s own beyond gentleness.
Galatians 5:22 (KJV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Let’s look at the root word for Meekness. “praus” The primary word for this is mild, by implication, humble or meek.
This is a passage that comes to mind when I think of Meekness,
James 1:21 (KJV)
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
With humility receive the engrafted word that is able to save your soul!
Meekness is to be of a humble spirit. Meekness never exalts itself! It never raises itself above others in pride. It is tender and gentle with all.
Jesus said, “the meek shall inherit the earth! Again this word is akin to humble here. To lower ones self and not be lifted up.
To know who we are in the Kingdom of our God! To know who we are in Christ Jesus and who He is in us! We recognize where all life comes from and honor the one who is the giver of life! We lower ourselves before Him and recognize Him as King Jesus! Our King!
Gentleness and humility make up the trait of meekness.
The Fruit of the Spirit is going to be evident in a Christian period! The Spirit of the God of creation cannot be hidden! When He is alive in someone that life will come front and forward!
He will be manifest in those who love Him and keep His word. If you are lacking any of this fruit, I would encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any and all sin that is keeping you from allowing Him to manifest Himself through this fruit!
When I think of the term, meekness, the scripture from the book of Peter comes to mind when he was admonishing how women should dress.
3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
Peter mentions a meek and quiet spirit here. Again, this is implying gentleness and humility!
I have several other articles in relation to the Fruit of the Spirit.
Temperance a Fruit of the Spirit
The fruit of Faith what is Spiritual Fruit
Spiritual fruit, the fruit of Goodness
The Fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT LONGSUFFERING
The Fruit of the Spirit Peace