The first weaning of the soul, the grand event of a man's history. 3 Israel, put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.”. Who can know it unless taught by the Spirit of God? Again I take you back to the example in David’s life. But this was not David's case; as he could not bear this in others he would not suffer it in himself, Psalm 101:5; neither do I exercise myself in great matters; or, "walk"F13הלכתי "ambulavi", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Cocceius, &c. in them; these were not the subject of his employment and conversation; he did many great things, in killing the lion and the bear that came into his father's flock; in slaying Goliath with a sling and stone only; in leading out the armies of Israel, and slaying his ten thousands; and he exercised himself in the great things of the law, which he was careful to observe, and studied the great things of the Gospel, which he had the highest esteem of, and desired to understand; but he did not seek human greatness, or the great things of this world, for himself; he had no ambitious views, or was desirous of the kingdom he was anointed to, before the proper time; see 1 Samuel 18:18; or in things too high for me: or "too wonderful"F14בנפלאות ממני "in mirabilibus prae me", Montanus, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis. -------------------- Just as in the following Psalm we hear a like form of asseveration: "If I will come into the tabernacle of my house," meaning "I will not come," etc. Song of Ascents 12. He begins with his heart, for that is the centre of our nature, and if pride be there it defiles everything; just as mire in the spring causes mud in all the streams. The Old Testament Thank Him for His forgiveness. These are great waters the waves whereof are too big for our little barques. Neither do I exercise myself in great matters. Psalms 131 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon Major Prophets He wants us to know that he was not proud or concerned with lofty endeavors. He is no longer angry with his mother, but buries his head in that very bosom after which he pined so grievously: he is weaned on his mother rather than from her. It is a grand thing for a man to Ascertaining his own capacity, he will Johannine Writings Whole Psalm.—Psalm 130 is a Song of Forgiveness; Psalm 131 is a Song of Humility: the former celebrates the blessedness of the man whose transgressions are pardoned, the latter celebrates the blessedness of the man who is of a meek and lowly spirit. ", David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Genesis 1:1-8 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), A Spectacle Unto the World (Chuck Missler), Ephesians: History of Ephesus (Dr. J. Vernon McGee), ← Back to C. H. Spurgeon's Bio & Resources. “1 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. This holy man Weaned from the world, the riches, honours, pleasures, and profits of it; as well as from nature, from self, from his own righteousness, and all dependence upon it; and as a child that is weaned from the breast wholly depends on its nurse for sustenance, so did he wholly depend upon God, his providence, grace, and strength; and as to the kingdom, he had no more covetous desires after it than a weaned child has to the breast, and was very willing to wait the due time for the enjoyment of it. b) It is afterward thrown upon its own resources. By-and-by, we shall know even as we are known, but not yet. exhorts all his friends and companions to do the same. He appeals to him who knoweth all things. When he gets to the place where he can lay on her bosom without the desire, the weaning is over and then he is content with her embrace. Luke-Acts Psalm 131 is a call to reorient ourselves back to God. This realization reveals a true picture of our limitations. The New Testament the Omniscient One that his heart is not haughty: that is to say, neither 3. For this reason, we should never worry over the wrong man getting into office or promotion. “I do not concern myself with great matters or things too profound.”  The Lord help us to be in such a state that the this same confession comes from our lips as a truthful utterance. Such weanings will be many in number until they all finally come to an end when this life is over. What are the indulgences of sin, or the dissipations of the world to one who is abundantly satisfied with the goodness of God's house, and is made to drink of the river of his pleasures? So mother's lap, though dried her breast, General Epistles There we see David not usurping God’s anointed with selfish ambition or conceit, but esteeming him better by bowing down before him as his king. Obviously this is when the weaning is fully accomplished. Pray for others in your life that they, too, would know and love God today. This is to be understood not of a child while weaning, when it is usually peevish, fretful, and froward; but when weaned, and is quiet and easy in its mother's arms without the breast. There are also steps in this Song of Degrees: it is a short Psalm 130 was a penitential psalm where the psalmist was asking for forgiveness for his own sins. We have a sufficient audience when we speak with the Lord, and we may say to him many things which were not proper for the ears of men. The whole image expresses a repose which follows a struggle. "As a child that is weaned of afflictions mother." Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever. “I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother:”-as a child who sucks his finger, and goes to sleep sobbing “my soul is even as a weaned child.” David did not say, “My soul is even as a weaning child,” fretting, worrying, wanting to have its own will. It’s likely that these psalms were linked to the fifteen steps of the temple where the Levites would sing each song as they progressed up the steps. As a The psalm is in advance of all the Songs of Degrees which have preceded it; for loveliness is one of the highest attainments in the divine life. Calmed souls appreciate God. The second is that there is great liberty to live with such a revelation and knowledge of our limitations and boundaries. No longer will he have her warmth against his face. He was not speculative, self-conceited or opinionated. "Commentary on Psalms 131:4". High things may suit others who are of greater stature, and yet they may be quite unfit for us. He finds that, after all, he can live without it, and grow without it, and come to a better manhood without it than with it: “My soul is even as a weaned child.”, Psalms 131:3. the spring causes mud in all the streams. But a will that is always being given up, separated, conformed, constantly, increasingly conformed. trifled with; and when anyone ventures on such an appeal he should be sure who said, "I am meek and lowly in heart.". General Epistles The truth is, it is God that must wean us from the world. of the Israelites who returned from Babylon with, humble hearts, weaned from With such a simplicity of submission should we rest and depend upon God. He has given up the things which How he prizes the grace of hope! against him: he minded his own business, and left others to mind theirs. A man does well to know his own size. Where there is a proud heart there is commonly a proud look. Thus "it is good to hope, and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord.". But the psalm no doubt was written by David of himself. His looks "What shall I say? everything should end in being nothing. Die Schatzkammer Davids - Eine Auslegung zu PSALM 131 von Charles Haddon Spurgeon aus dem Jahr 1885 How can this man say that he is humble and not proud? Has submission taken its place? Verse 2.—Here is David's picture of himself...Observe, the "child"—which is drawn for us to copy—is "weaned:" the process is complete; it has been truly disciplined; the lesson is learned; and now it rests in its "weaning." crowds. Such is the vanity of many men that if a work be within 1. a) As a covenant God, "the God of Israel.". Charles Spurgeon said Psalm 131 was “one of the shortest psalms to read, but one of the longest to learn.” If you’re like me, you can read the psalm, you can read commentaries on it, you can think deeply about its implications for your life, and still struggle to come to terms with it. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point

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