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Psalm 131 (NIV)
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.
Infants have no other way to communicate that they are hungry other than crying. But a weaned child is different. Sure they still bug us for snacks, wonder when the next meal is coming and only want to eat candy for dinner, but they have a general understanding that mom and dad have things under control. This Psalm calls us to “grow up” in our faith and become “weaned children” who hope in God for all that we need. We should stop acting like babies who grab at anything and everything that sparkles and shines hoping that those things will give us a bit of happiness and fulfillment. What area of your life do you feel you need maturity and humility in? Give that over to God today.