Sunday, March 17, 2013

Psalm 131

A short and sweet psalm.



131 Lord, my heart is not haughty,
Nor my eyes lofty.
Neither do I concern myself with great matters,
Nor with things too profound for me.
Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.

Lyrics from the New King James Version®. Copyright© 1982 Thomas
Nelson, Inc. Used by permission.

Some of my thoughts... One of the interesting things about this psalm is how serene, but also confident David is. I mean, how often do we as Christians go and say to God, "Lord, my eyes heart isn't proud. My eyes aren't lifted up." But isn't that just what Jesus exemplified, and even Himself admitted when he said, "for I am gentle and lowly in heart." Just kind of makes me wonder if it's possible for me to come to a place like that. He did say "all things are possible to those who believe," right? Aren't we supposed to be transformed into His image? I think maybe I am afraid of being prideful, and to say "I'm humble" immediately disqualifies me. Anyone else ever feel like that? Is it Scriptural? I don't know. There seems to be several verses that would hold up in court for just the opposite.

Definitely something to think about.

Hope you like the song.