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  • Psalms 131 LORD, my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the LORD From this time forth and forever.

  • Weaned From Self To God

    Psalm 131

  • Martin Luther "It is one of the shortest of all psalms, but for me, its truth has taken the longest to learn."

  • John Bailey "Humility is the obverse side of confidence in God, whereas pride is the obverse side of confidence in self."

  • David Was The Greatest King He was a decisive military commanderShrewd foreign policy strategist.Beloved king.A wise decision-maker.

  • He Claims to Be a Man of Humility Who enjoys a restful, trusting relationship with the Lord.Did he measure up to that?

  • His Life Was a Model of Humility He spent 17 1/2 years waiting for God.Ten of those years he spent running from Saul. 7 1/2 years more he ruled in Hebron.Absalom turned on him and led a coup d'etat.

  • 2 Samuel 6David's Example Of Humility and Rest in the Lord

  • David Moves The Ark He danced before the LORD with all his might.David was wearing a linen ephod Ark came with shouting & trumpet sounding. Michal saw King David leaping and whirling. David offered burnt offerings.David blessed the people. David returned to bless his household.Davids Example

  • David Moves The Ark Michal said: How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!Davids Example

  • David Replies: God chose me to be King instead of your father!I will play music before the LORD. "I will be even more undignified, and will be humble in my own sight." I will be held in honor by the maidservants.Davids Example

  • He Responded As One Who... Is very secure in his own identity.Didn't care what people thought about him.Was comfortable with his own commonness.Understood his service was before God.Davids Example

  • Arrogance & Fleshly Ambition Destroy God's Plan for Us

  • Arrogance & AmbitionSame Root Word for Arrogance, or Pride.

    Proverbs 16:5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD

  • Arrogance & AmbitionArrogance Is About Power. Pride doesn't allow intimacy.Can't enter into a relationship with equals.Pride Demands control.Ambition attempts to do what God hasnt prepared for us, things... "too great and too marvelous" for us.

  • Wean From Self To God

  • A Calm Soul Has Come to Terms With God "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earthMatthew 5:5

  • Jesus teachings focused the truth of these versesMatthew 18:2-4 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. "Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

  • Learn to Live Humble

  • You Are Called to Live HumbleTo the same commitment David had.

    Jesus said of himself, "Come to meI am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls Matthew 11:28-30