Psalm 131 – Simple Trust in the LORD

Published May 22, 2024 by Rev. Pete Van't Hoff in Devotions

King David is called out as Psalm 131’s author. He too would ascend to Jerusalem for worship. In his life, he would become all Israel’s king. Historically, we could argue that his ascension to Israel’s throne was not a smooth one. But here, at Psalm 131, the psalmist proclaims that quieting one’s heart, in worship, before God, in humility, as a weaned child with his mother, is the right first step in understanding how God saves.

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

1 Lord, my heart is not haughty,
Nor my eyes lofty.
Neither do I concern myself with great matters,
Nor with things too profound for me.

Surely 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, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.

God has not made salvation complicated, dear reader. It is as simple as repenting of your sins and believing on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Such is what the Holy Spirit is working in you. Worship much, rest well, in the Lord. Let us pray.

Dear Lord and heavenly Father,

Blessed be Your holy name. Oh, that my heart would calm to receive Your grace. That the contentment of a child, no longer in need of the breast, may such fall upon my soul, that the love of Jesus Christ would settle well, that this is a work of the Holy Spirit, leaves me at peace. For You have saved me from my sins through Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. In this, I shall worship You, and rest well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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