Psalms 131:1-3 Humility Equals Happiness

Psalms 131:1-3 (KJV)
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.
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

The happiest people before the Lord are the most humble. This Psalm, ascribed to David, is powerful in that it seeks no power. It is simply a declaration of humility:

  • He had no ambitions in his heart
  • He sought no positions of elevation
  • He attempt no great deed

And yet, we know God used him in great ways.

He had quieted and contented himself. He had separated himself from dependence upon others.

His only hope, and that hope he sought for Israel, was the Lord.

 

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Psalms 131:1-3 Humility Equals Happiness

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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