THE BEATITUDES – Week 3: BECOMING MEEK
Matthew 5:5; Psalm 37:1-11
Life Group Questions
- This week we looked at the third of eight beatitudes. Take a look back and share what you have learned in this sermon series so far.
- What have you always believed the word meek to mean? What does the word actually mean?
Definition of meekness:
” Martyn Lloyd Jones states that: “meekness denotes a humble and gentle attitude to others which is determined by a true estimate of ourselves.”
- Read Psalm 37:1. Share an example from your life when you fret because of evil or become envious of someone who has done wrong. How could that have turned out differently if you hadn’t fret?
- Do you delight in God? Are His desires truly becoming your desires?
- Share an example of an area of your life where you would like His desires to become yours. Psalm 37:4.
- Read Psalm 37:7. How can you be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him this week?
- Where do you need to have greater trust in God and not try to fight your own way?
- How does your view of meekness need to be revised in the light of the character of Christ in this beatitude?
Sermon Notes and Scripture:
5 Blessed are the meek (Praus :: Gentle, Humble, and Meek), for they will inherit the earth. – Matthew 5:5
1) KEEP CALM. (Psalm 37:1-2)
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. – Psalm 37:1-2
2) DO GOOD. (Psalm 37:3-7
3 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. – Psalm 37:3-6
3) REST EASY. (Psalm 37:7-11)
7 Be still (silent) before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
10 A little while and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity. – Psalm 37:7-11