The Necessity of Meekness

The Spirit-taught Christian is the Christian who is always comforted. Amy Carmichael, lifelong missionary to India, wrote that to be comforted means to be strengthened by God’s indwelling illuminations at all times.

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3).

God has given His written Word “that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4). No one is Spirit-taught unless he is meek, living by the words of 1 Corinthians 13, the great “love” chapter. Any person may have some know ledge and yet not be Spirit-taught. The meek believer thinks no evil. He believes all things. He rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the Truth. He bears all things and hopes all things. He edifies with every word he speaks. This is a meek person. This is one who has been taught by God.

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