At Least This Time

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Psalm 131 TLV 1 A Song of Ascents. Of David.

Adonai, my heart is not proud,
nor my eyes lofty,
nor do I go after things too great
or too difficult for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul—
like a weaned child with his mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in Adonai
from this time forth and forever.  source

Verse 1. Nor do I go after things too great or too difficult for me.

What is He saying?

First I was taken back to proud and lofty. The word arrogant came to mind too. What would entice me to go after things too great or too difficult for me? 


So what are these things that are too great and too difficult for me? I suppose this could vary from person to person. But I can think of something even though varied would be the same person to person. 


Sin is too strong for me. Once I begin to go after it, pursue it, it overwhelms me. It takes over. It consumes. It’s too great for me. Then it becomes too difficult. The weight of it. The penalty of it. It’s too much. Too much for me to bear.

So lets don’t! Lets don’t go after it. Don’t pursue it. Don’t make provision for it. (Romans 13:14) As to all those great and difficult things that are not sin; that do not have shame and guilt and evil and PRIDE attached to them, lets do go after them! 

Lets go after JESUS! Seek Him! When we do, more than you or I can imagine will be given to us. Great things. And yes difficult things too; but those difficult matters and circumstances become glorious things in His Hands. (Matthew 6:33. I Corinthians 2:9)

That’s it. That’s what I got from Psalm 131 – at least this time. 🙂


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