Hello, family! I love this chapter, you can read it in a few seconds but think about it all day.

Psalms 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 quieted 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 forevermore.

This little chapter paints a beautiful picture of quiet contemplative humility, one where the author wholeheartedly enjoys the peace and lovingkindness of the Lord. God has dealt with his sin and it is not worth dwelling on anymore. Imagine the serenity that comes with such a prayer. Still and quiet, no striving, no worrying, just contentment.

Whenever we encounter other people’s sin we should not be overly surprised or judgemental, rather consider our own personal experience with sin, but more importantly, God’s subsequent grace. With the humble spirit described in this Psalm, we can most effectively offer hope and encouragement to others. We must never allow ourselves to be condescending because we will most likely be in a similar place before too long. I think this is what compassion looks like. It’s a beautiful thing to receive such compassion.

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