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Psalm 131 NIV
A song of ascents. Of David.
1 My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. 3 Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.
When a nursing baby is hungry she will make her needs clear by crying out. But a weaned child does not need to do that. A weaned child knows that their parent has taken care of them so far and will continue to do so. In our relationship with God, we do not need to “occupy ourselves with things too great and marvelous”. Because of Jesus, we know that God loves us and cares for us. Instead, we are called to love. In what ways are your eyes “raised too high”? What areas of your life need to be calmed and quieted? Place your hope in the Lord and ask that He would make you like a “weaned child”.