Pink on Christian Meekness
“Meekness is often confused with lowliness or humility, but they are by no means identical. Humility is the opposite of pride and self-sufficiency, whereas meekness is the opposite of stubbornness and self-will.
Meekness is pliability and is the fruit of a broken heart. Meekness is the opposite of being determined to have my own way; it is an attitude of yieldedness—desiring God to work his will in and through me. Where there is true meekness (which the world, in its blindness, regards as weakness), its possessor approaches the Word with the desire to be molded by its holy teachings, so that our characters may be formed thereby, and all our affairs, both temporal and eternal, be directed by its precepts.”
— Arthur Pink (1886-1952), The Beatitudes