Ephesians 4:2 next mentions meekness. To not have a high standard is a test of our motive concerning lowliness. Our motive must be to love everyone in lowliness regardless of a standard. Meekness, however, is a matter of attitude. Our attitude must be one of meekness. The Greek word for meekness implies mildness, gentleness, and unselfishness. Our attitude in the church must be mild and meek. Therefore, we have no excuse; we all need to be broken. If we are selfish, we can never be genuinely meek. Rather, our meekness will be false. Only unselfish people have genuine meekness. In order to be meek, we must sacrifice ourselves. The more we sacrifice ourselves, the meeker we will be. If someone takes our Bible and does not return it, for example, it will be difficult to be meek in our attitude toward him. However, if we have a sacrificing spirit, we will be willing to sacrifice a Bible for our brother. We will say, “Never mind. Praise the Lord! Please use it.” This is to be meek in our attitude.
In order to have the church life, we need to learn that it is something very fine, not rough. According to the type, the church is a cake made of fine flour (Leviticus 2:1-5; 1 Corinthians 10:17)….Almost all the misunderstandings come out of careless attitudes. Satan always utilizes careless attitudes to attack the church. This is why we must be careful with others, not for their sake only but even more because of the subtle one. The subtle one is here among us, so we need to be careful. We must not have carelessness in our attitude that can be taken advantage of and used for an attack by the enemy.
Meekness is a matter of an unselfish attitude that is mild and gentle, never argues for oneself, and never makes an excuse for oneself. (The Vision, Practice, and Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ,” pp. 164-165, by Witness Lee)
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