Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 9, 2016

“Trust also in Him, and He will do it. … Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 131.

“O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;
Nor do I involve myself in great matters,
Or in things too difficult for me.
2 Surely I have composed and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child rests against his mother,
My soul is like a weaned child within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.”    Psalm chapter 131.


Today’s Scripture guides us to be humble and quiet, trusting and resting in the LORD.

An example is given of how a weaned child (no longer a nursing baby) is humble and quiet, resting against his mother and trusting in his mother.

There is more maturity in a weaned child than there is in a nursing baby, and we should have that maturity.

“For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.  But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.”  Hebrews 5:13-14.

So, even though we should be humble and quiet, trusting and resting in the LORD, we should seek the solid food of God’s Word, the bread of life.

“5 Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light
And your judgment as the noonday.

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
8 Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
Do not fret;  it leads only to evildoing.
9 For evildoers will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.”  Psalm 37:5-7.


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