The word “meek” comes from a Greek word, praus. This could be translated as “strength under control”.
Greeks used this word, praus, to describe the strength and power of these horses. They were trained to transport goods, entertain, or to be utilized in war. They kept the core of their wildness; their veracity, courage and power were not lost. But the discipline of training aimed that wildness toward a productive end. Praus is often translated as “strength under control”.
Not usually what we think of when we hear the word “meek”.
Meekness is about discipline. It is about training ourselves to turn our wildness away from the immature seeking of appetites to the boldness needed for true adventure.
To be meek is to move from a place of wild rebellion into a place of obedience and trust. A meek person does not shy away from taking action. Rather, the action is taken at the right time in the right way.
This rightness, the wild discipline of the meek, is what leads to true prosperity – an inherited land, a life of peace. It is about harnessing who we are towards a disciplined purpose. Not flailing off at the hint of emotion, but exploring our emotion, mining it for truth. Testing our perspective, finding the reality behind it and the trust it is ushering us toward.
Discipline is the daily, consistent work necessary to succeed in life. To prosper as The Bible presents prosperity. And only the meek can find it.