Psalm 131

  1. LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I
    exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. (KJV)
  2. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its
    mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. (ESV)
  3. (Let) Israel, hope in the LORD, now and forever!

I don’t know if I’ll learn this one, but I do find it affecting. There’s something sad, almost bleak, about it.

I can’t claim (1) for myself. I try not to be haughty-hearted, but I certainly have ideas above my station. Isn’t that the human condition — to climb the forbidden tree, and seek out the forbidden fruit?

The image of the weaned child strengthens the image from the first verse — the child separated from its mother’s milk is just like Adam and Eve separated from their natural home, Eden.

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