“The critics translate the word facilis as easy. Meekness is easiness of spirit; not a sinful easiness to be debauched….nor a simple easiness to be imposed upon and deceived….but a gracious easiness to be wrought upon by that which is good, as theirs whose heart of stone is taken away and to whom a ‘heart of flesh’ is given. Meekness is easiness for it accomodates the soul to every occurrence, and so makes a man easy to himself and to all about him. ” –Matthew Henry, The Quest for Meekness and Quietness of SpiritÂ
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I’d never heard this explanation for meekness. This is very helpful.