2022-11-15 “Let Us Like a Weaned Child Calm and Quieten Ourselves with Eternal Hope in Christ”(Psalm 131)

Let Us Like a Weaned Child Calm and Quieten Ourselves with Eternal Hope in Christ讓我們帶著在基督里永恆的盼望,像斷過奶的孩子內心有著平靜安穩“(Psalm 詩篇131)

My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quietened myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and for evermore.


David came before God in conscious humility learning to reject pride, arrogance (pride looking down on other people) and selfish ambition. He determined to find satisfaction and serenity of soul, content with God and His works like a weaned child who embraces his mother out of a desire for love, closeness, and companionship, not of food and immediate satisfaction. When God allows things or circumstances in our life that wean us from things (even like self-sufficiency, self-will and self-seeking) we have relied on, we should never despise it. The decision to place one’s hope in God should be now and go forth and forever, never ending.


Prayer: Almighty Lord, thank you for reminding us that when we feel constantly driven to do and achieve more in our relationship with you, we should learn some of what David here learned. In pride, we could even demand to know aspects of your will or mind which are secret things that belong to you. May we learn what Lord Jesus taught us to accept a lower place and wait patiently for God to lift us up in His wisdom and timing knowing those things which are revealed belong to us forever that we may obey all your words. Amen.

禱告: 全能的主啊!感謝你提醒我們,當我們在與你的關係上,感到不斷地被驅使去操作和達成更多時,我們理應學習大衛在這裡所學習的某些功課。在驕傲裡,我們可以什至索求要知道你旨意或意念方面的事(那屬於你隠密的事)。願我們學習主耶穌所教導我們的,要接受卑微的位份,忍耐地等後神在祂的智慧和時間裡,把我們高升,曉得那些給了我們啟示,永遠屬於我們的東西,好使我們會聽從你一切的話語。阿們。

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