Reading through the Bible together
Just as a reminder, we are still reading through the Psalms of Ascents (Psalm 120-134) and we recall that these were songs meant to be repeated together, as a grouping. So, in order to gain a deeper appreciation Psalm 131, we should read it (or sing it!) immediately after Psalm 130. Remember yesterday’s Psalm? We acknowledge our sin, and then we place our hope in the loving and gracious salvation of the Lord. We take our eyes off of ourselves and turn our eyes upon Jesus.
The transition to Psalm 131 is beautiful. Especially for a mother like me who would lay down her life for her children. Here we see an example of one who completely trusts in the Lord and not in his own abilities . . . like a small child who stays close to his mother’s side, knowing with full assurance of her love and care and protection for him. He doesn’t fret over himself or stay self-absorbed. He has full confidence in his mother.
Oh, Israel, O God’s people, O dear one reading this today, we can hope in the Lord today, tomorrow, and forevermore. His love for you and for me goes deeper than you or I will ever comprehend.
Wife, Mother, Nurse