8/28/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 131-133, Ephesians 4, Proverbs 28
Ephesians 4:1-7 (KJV)
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Psalm 131:1-2 (AMP)
LORD, MY heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in matters too great or in things too wonderful 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 [ceased from fretting].
131:1. David affirmed that he had not been arrogant. Pride is essentially independence from and disobedience to God. The psalmist knew that he depended on the Lord. Proud ambition (haughty eyes; cf. 18:27; 101:5; Prov. 6:17; 30:13) and selfishly ambitious endeavors (great matters) had not been his pursuits.
131:2. David then testified to his humility. His soul was not disturbed by selfish ambition and passion. He had stilled and silenced his soul. Like a weaned child, no longer wanting his mother’s milk, he was content without that which used to seem indispensable. A mature believer leaves the clamor of proud ambition and rests in the Lord.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
Psalm 132:7-9 (AMP)
Let us go into His tabernacle; let us worship at His footstool.
Arise, O Lord, to Your resting-place, You and the ark [the symbol] of Your strength.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness (right living and right standing with God); and let Your saints shout for joy!