Good Life Journal - Psalms 131-132
Psalm 131:1 – Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I do not concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp.
The psalmist is writing to show his contentment with the Lord. The heart, which represents our entire being, should not be proud. Nor should our eyes view things through a lens of arrogance. God detests arrogance as this is a foolish way to live. Paul teaches in Romans 12:16,”Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And do not think you know it all!” We should not trouble our self with something difficult to understand that ultimately belongs to the Lord.
I can’t both follow the Lord and have a proud heart. I need to submit to God for who He is and what He has done. Then, my heart will be filled with praise rather than pride. We need to act with humility and love towards others. We need to strive to see others and their situations as Jesus does. As a follower of Christ wanting to grow in faith, I need to be in the word. This does not mean I have to or will be the “smartest person in the room” with the opinion that matters. With that, there are certain things that God has created that I to have believe in faith. While I may have a partial grasp of something, I shouldn’t get wrapped up having to completely explain. There are individuals, way smarter than I am, that can’t figure out God’s ways and contradict themselves thinking they know better than God.
Father, Please help me to be humble and praise you. Let me never boast or be prideful of my thoughts or accomplishments. May I rest content with my faith in you.