Thoughts on Psalm 131

The great thing about having developed a routine of reading the Bible and setting aside a specific time with God is that, even on days when I don’t feel “at my usual self” there is this feeling (or voice?) that makes me go through it regardless of what I feel. Of course, just going through the motions / doing one’s quiet time just for the sake of doing it is not recommended, but I believe it’s better to just go ahead and start then let God’s word and his Spirit do their powerful work, rather than not starting at all. Besides, as I have experienced before, God’s word speaks to us in different ways based on where we are in our spiritual journey. That’s not to say that the Bible is interpreted differently per person, but it is God who decides how to reveal Himself through his Word. So today is one of those days, let’s see what God has in store.

Just 3 verses, wow. Heading is: “I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul”.

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. (Psalm 131:1-3 ESV)

In other versions, the psalmist talks about not concerning himself (not being anxious with?) “great matters” or “grandiose plans”. Instead, the psalmist is quiet, calm, content, and finds rest in God.

There you go. God knows where you are more than you do. He delivers his message to you at the right time, when you need it. Keep the lines of communication open and He will keep you in the right path.

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