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Bible verses about Yieldedness
(From Forerunner Commentary)

2 Samuel 15:24-25

We see here David's faith in God. He does not presume that God would bring him back, nor does he have superstitious ideas that somehow he would win, just because the Ark—this holiest of all items in the nation—was with him. No, David's faith is in God, and he knows that God would make the right decision. Would He bring David back, or would He replace David with his son, Absalom? David, in faith, lets God decide which way it would be.

This is the best approach. David says the Ark should be where God said it is to be—in the place where He has placed His name, not where David, in his anxiety, might feel justified to move it. Here is a man of real faith.

John W. Ritenbaugh
A Place of Safety? (Part 2)


 

Matthew 20:25-28

Meekness, a tolerant, yielding spirit, represents having the right of way but not insisting on it. Jesus Christ sets the tone of this approach in His discussion with the sons of Zebedee and the other disciples. Many have looked upon meekness, lowliness of spirit, or the willingness to yield, with suspicion and perhaps even loathing. Meekness—or its common perception—may seem too much like weakness, wimpiness, or timidity.

Some have taken Matthew 7:29 out of context to sanction a pompous, brittle, authoritarian approach, stating Jesus "taught . . . as one who had authority, and not as the scribes." Such people assume that this gives license to higher decibels and dogmatic manhandling of the audience, but they seriously misunderstand its intended meaning. Jesus could speak with authority because He possessed an unlimited reservoir of experience. He personified the Word of God, while the scribes and Pharisees could only quibble about the bits and pieces they had studied. Even though Jesus spoke with authority, the Gospels show His manner to be peaceable and yielding in most situations.

David F. Maas
Servant Leadership: Practical Meekness


 

 




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