Tehillim / Psalms 131, ספר תהילים קלא, Part 2, A discussion on Haughtiness

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 131:1-3, the Psalmist continues saying the following, ב אִם-לֹא שִׁוִּיתִי | וְדוֹמַמְתִּי נַפְשִׁי כְּגָמֻל עֲלֵי אִמּוֹ כַּגָּמֻל עָלַי נַפְשִׁי: 131:2 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. (NASB) One way to quiet the soul is to recognize it is the Lord God Almighty who is our only refuge and strength. We tell the Lord that He is our peace, our joy, our hope, and everything. He is our salvation, He has set us free, He has become our dwelling place because He has delivered us from our troubles and our enemies. The Lord as our everything leads us to trust and quiet our souls. This kind of comfort is paralleled to the weaned child in his mother’s arms. The soul is as the child being able to trust his mother having no fear. The psalm concludes saying, ג יַחֵל יִשְֹרָאֵל אֶל-יְהֹוָה מֵעַתָּה וְעַד-עוֹלָם: 131:3 O Israel, hope in the Lord From this time forth and forever.(NASB) The psalmist tells all of Israel the Lord is the One in whom she can trust saying, מֵעַתָּה וְעַד-עוֹלָם “from now and on into eternity.” The Lord is our hope indeed for our redemption is only possible by His mercy and forgiveness which comes from heaven. Read more here: Tehillim 131-Part1-and-2

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