“My heart is not proud, Lord. My eyes are not haughty. I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.” Psalm 131:1.
My culture is infested with self-worship. I want to be the best. I want to get ahead. I want to be recognized for my accomplishments.
This verse goes in the other direction. I am not to look for credit. I am not to consider myself better than someone else.
My mind is to be on “lesser” things.
My mind needs to be filled with a persistent search to please God. I must do what He wants within the framework of being His servant. Just doing His Will must be my driving influence.
My reward is eternal. I have better than His praise; I have His assurance. I will be with Him in the after-life. I can’t help but want to work full-time for Him because of His grace in my direction.
He’s in charge. I have no advantages over others. We are all in this world together. I don’t try to please Him to get Him to love me because He already does. I please Him to show Him that I love Him because I do.
My willingness to please Him must not wane. Circumstances must not change my desire to please Him.
Conclusion: I must take my hands off the controls of my life and give them to Him or I will fail miserably.