Psalm 131 – Be focused and hopeful in the Lord
Let’s read Psalm 131 which is small with just three verses and yet filled with great wisdom:
1 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. 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. 3 O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.
Our hearts in the Lord God must not revel in pride. Don’t give your heart to things that distract you from the Lord God. We must have a humble outlook in life and never live in a fantasy world. There’s no need to waste our time, effort and energy into mindless entertainment, foolish rumors, obscenity etc in the world. Such things can keep you from focusing on what Jesus wants from you.
You’ve got to learn to be calm and quiet in your soul. This is not about being dormant nor passive. It’s more about not getting too busy in the things of the world. You are not to be ever anxious about various wicked things that go on in the world. Like know your priorities and you know that is right. Therefore, you take that time, you make that choice to be calm in world full of chaos so that you can pay attention to the things of God.
One must hope in the Lord Jesus not just today but forever. Being calm and attentive to the Lord is not something you do only once and then go back to the world again. This is something that goes on into eternity.
Christ be with you!