The horse and camel share certain qualities of interest to our present issue. Meekness, as I’ve explain time and again is keeping power and influence under control.Meekness is humility mixed with respect. – Although the camel is taller than the horse it always bows for people to climb unto it. Meekness esteems others highly while not belittling oneself.
3 Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves.
4 Do not be concerned about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3-4 ISV)
Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other. (Romans 12:10 ISV)
Meekness has the quality of gentleness. – Unlike horses, camels choose their pace one at a time almost throughout their lives. Believers ought to be gentle in spirit, slow to anger and altogether patient.
A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury. (Proverbs 15:1 ISV)
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5 KJV)
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering (Colossians 3:12 KJV)
Meekness is largely about selflessness. – Camels can travel in the desert for several days without water even though those who sit on them continually quench their thirst. The greatest impact an individual can make is to help his/her neighbour to prosper.
Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else. (1 Thessalonians 5:15 ISV)
Meekness is about making room. – At one drinking session a camel consumes 32 gallons of water; this we should also learn by making room with more prayer, fastings and worship.
Meekness brings longevity. – Unlike the horse which lives for about 30 years, the camel lives for nearly 50 years. The LORD gives the grace of long life, strength and prosperity to the humble. Although the camel has enormous power it puts it power under subjection for the greatest good and in entire is the true definition of meekness.
Long life is a gift to good people. Grey hair is like the beautiful thing that kings wear on their heads. (Proverbs 16:31 EasyEnglish)