To Be Meek

Matthew 5:5

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

President Harold B. Lee said:

“A meek man is defined as one who is not easily provoked or irritated and forbearing under injury or annoyance. Meekness is not synonymous with weakness. The meek man is the strong, the mighty, the man of complete self-mastery. He is the one who has the courage of his moral convictions, despite the pressure of the gang or the club. In controversy his judgment is the court of last-resort and his sobered counsel quells the rashness of the mob. He is humble-minded; he does not bluster. ‘He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty’ (Proverbs 16:32). He is a natural leader and is the chosen of army and navy, business and church to lead where other men follow. He is the ‘salt’ of the earth and shall inherit it.”

(Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee [2000], 203.)