Psalm 131:1 A psalm 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.
The simplicity here is refreshing. We need not worry or waste time on things that are too high for us. It is the “high things” that seek to steal our hearts from the “simplicity that is in Messiah”:
“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Cor. 11:3).
Considering that these psalms are written to help us ascend, this psalm is a marked step on the journey of walking humbly with the God who lifts up the lowly.
The humility expressed in these words becomes even more profound when we visualize this prayer coming from the mighty, giant-slaying king of Israel. We see that even in his lowest points, David models a life of deep surrender to the will of God.
Join us as we learn from David how to ascend in humility.