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Meekness is not weakness

In a power hungry world, it is increasingly challenging to us to really believe the paradox that lies at the heart of our faith.

Notes to Growing Christians David Jackman
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‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ (2 Corinthians 12.9). When Paul says that he will boast all the more gladly about his weaknesses, ‘so that Christ’s power may rest on me’, it seems to cut against the grain, because it appears to contradict all the evidence of life in our world. So when we read that the fruit of the Spirit is ‘gentleness’ or ‘meekness’ (KJV), what does it really mean?