Our society makes little distinction between humility and weakness. The word meekness has become almost synonymous with powerless, frail and week. This conversation has serious ramifications for male leadership.
Brent Thomas reflects on Meekness is not Weakness.
Though Isaac is clearly the dominant party, Abimelech has already identified his might in v.16, saying: “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we,” Isaac chooses to turn the othe cheek, to let himself be wronged and to rely on God rather than take matters into his own hands, defending his honor and possessions.