-Theme: Dependency and contentment in God’s design for our lives. Our hope is in the LORD of Israel.
-Historical Insight: This “Psalm of Ascent” was written by arguably the greatest king in all of Israel’s history, King David. Yet, he humbles himself before the LORD in this Psalm knowing there are things too great for him alone. It takes the power of God to accomplish greatness. David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22).
-*Application* A proud heart, haughty eyes, and going beyond God’s designed plans will get you in a mess of trouble (Proverbs 6:16-19; 16:5; 21:4, Daniel 5:20, Hosea 13:6, Luke 1:51). How important is contentment in your life today (1 Timothy 6:6-12)? When we observe a man who was raised up to be the leader of a great nation, like King David, humbly submitting and admitting that some things don’t need his involvement because of their difficulty, we should understand that we too cannot do it all. This is where the Body of Christ comes in to compliment, surround, and partner with accomplishing Kingdom achievements that far exceeds personal gain (Ephesians 4:1-16). So, today quiet and compose your soul like a little baby with his/her mommy. Cradle yourself in the care of the Father and be content to rest in His will for your life. You will find peace like never before when you flow with His Spirit’s intention. Hope in your capable Sovereign. Resist striving and the natural tendency of pride. Simply answer your call that has been placed upon your life and give all glory to the One who deserves it. If you do this, pretty soon you’ll find that your heart is after God’s too.
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 131:1