Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 131:1-3. Psalm 131 is a song of degrees of David. This is one of the shortest Psalms with only three verses. David humbles himself before the LORD saying his heart is not arrogant or his eyes prideful, nor does he exalt himself in matters that are too great for him. David was a king. He was a powerful man by the world’s standards, but he knew his limitations. He relied on God to be his protector and provider.
Proverbs 8:13 tells us, “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”
Proverbs 13:10 reminds us, “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.”
Proverbs 29:23 says, “A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.”
David humbled himself before God as a child who is weaned of its mother and finds comfort in her arms. David finds peace and rest in the heavenly Father’s presence. He declares that Israel should find hope in the LORD forever.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.
Things to think about:
- Do you think of yourself as being haughty?
- Do you find your eyes to be lofty or prideful?
- In what ways have you found peace in serving the LORD?
- Do you concern yourself with matters higher than you?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 131 where David acknowledges that he has found rest in You. Help us to find peace and rest in Your presence. Help us not to seek things that are higher than us or are worldly, but to seek the things of the LORD in our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.
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