FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT
Meekness (Gr. Prautes) - A form of gentleness rooted in humility.
Commentary: This helps to keep the believer from obnoxiously boasting before others about their own abilities and self-worth, but rather enables the believer to wait upon the Lord, with reference to glory, that their credit and glory would come from Him, creating a kind of cool, confident authority in the born again believer's spirit.
An example of this is shown in the life of Christ in John 18:4-8, “Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am He. And Judas also, which betrayed Him, stood with them. As soon then as He had said unto them, I am He, they went backward, and fell to the ground. Then asked He them again, Whom seek Ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am He: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way.”