Quietness: Psalm 131

Psalms 131:1  A song of ascents. Of David. 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.

The great procession approaches their goal.  Jerusalem is nearer.  The horror of broken walls and a desecrated Temple are not in view.  The idea of being in God’s Presence is uppermost – they are filled with hope and joy that they are free from captivity.  They are humbled before God and speak with one voice.  Christian, our hope is in Jesus Christ and a heavenly City where there is no disappointment.

1 Corinthians 15:19  If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

Do we speak as one?  Are we humbled at the thought that God will receive us?  The key thought of this Psalm is of an uncomplicated walk with God.  Like a little child, fed and washed and loved and without a “care in the world”!  So often we get wrapped up in “great matters”  things of the world that are beyond our understanding.  We try to solve problems for God! We tend to be clever in our own eyes.

These are days when trusting God with all our heart (not in our own understanding) are vital for a quiet and peaceful mind.