Learning Psalm 131
It is a humble appeal for God’s grace to save us from pride. It’s a beautiful thing to walk humbly with our God, accepting that we cannot control all things in our lives.
The second verse compares perfect contentment and confidence in God with a weaned child, who previously fretful, has now found peace and solace with its mother.
The third verse moves from a private prayer to a public one, where David beseeches Israel (that’s the Church of today) to hope in the Lord now and forevermore.
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.