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One of the most important, but yet misunderstood and ignored words in the Bible is meekness. I often hear Christians boldly protest, “Meek does not mean weak.” Even if that sentiment is accurate, it still doesn’t tell us what it means to be meek. What is meekness? Why does Jesus say, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5)? Here are a few things I hope you will consider.

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Welcome to Radically Christian Q&A, the two-minute show where we answer your tough Bible questions with honest Bible answers. This show is brought to you by RadicallyChristian.com and Baker Heights church of Christ. Our question today is, “Some of the Psalms are attributed to the Sons of Korah. Is that the same Korah as in the book of Numbers, who rebelled during the days of Moses?”

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Take a Stroll

Wes  —  October 17, 2011

This morning (for the first time in a very long time) I was out walking in my neighborhood. I was making good time and was starting to work up a sweat. About three-fourths of the way through my walk I realized something was missing.

Take a Stroll and Enjoy God's Creation

I wasn’t really there. I had my iPod on, my earbuds in, and I was focused on getting done with my two miles. I wasn’t enjoying the stars that were still in the sky, the crickets and birds that were chirping, or the cool morning breeze.

At that point I decided to stop walking and simply take a stroll. I love that word, “stroll.” It implies that you’re not as focused on the destination as much as you are enjoying the journey. Or to borrow a phrase from one of my son’s favorite movies, your not focused on making great time, but having a great time.

How often do you stroll? You don’t have to get up at 5:00 a.m. to take a stroll. You can take a stroll when you’re walking into your office building, when you’re taking your dog for a walk, or when you’re walking to the mailbox.

When we stroll we notice things that we don’t notice when we “walk.” And I wonder, how can we truly be thankful to God for things we never stop to enjoy. If someone gave you a brand new car and you never drove it, could you really be thankful?

God created everything in nature for your enjoyment and His glory! He wants you to enjoy His creation and give Him thanks, honor, and praise!

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). Take a stroll today and enjoy His “handiwork”!

I love you and God loves you!

Wes