My Bible this weekend has been opened to Psalms 127-132 page, and 131 caught my eye, standing out by being shorter than its surrounders:
Lord, my heart is not proud;
my eyes are not haughty.
I do not get involved with things
too great or too difficult for me.
Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself
like a little weaned child with its mother;
I am like a little child.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forever. (Psalm 131:1-3 HCSB)
This is comforting. But other translations seem to bring a closer laser bead on what exactly the Psalmist is turning his eyes from:
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. (KJV)
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not…
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