131 Lord, my heart is not proud;
I don’t look down on others.
I don’t do great things,
and I can’t do miracles.
2 But I am calm and quiet,
like a baby with its mother.
I am at peace, like a baby with its mother.
3 People of Israel, put your hope in the Lord
now and forever.
The Everyday Bible : New Century Version. Nashville, TN. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005, S. Ps 131:1-3
I. Put Your Hope in the Lord: Pride Fails
1. Deuteronomy 8: 2 - 5
- 2 Remember how the Lord your God has led you in the desert for these forty years, taking away your pride and testing you, because he wanted to know what was in your heart. He wanted to know if you would obey his commands. 3 He took away your pride when he let you get hungry, and then he fed you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had ever seen. This was to teach you that a person does not live on bread alone, but by everything the Lord says. 4 During these forty years, your clothes did not wear out, and your feet did not swell. 5 Know in your heart that the Lord your God corrects you as a parent corrects a child. The Everyday Bible : New Century Version/. Nashville, TN. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005, S. Dt 8:2-5
2. My heart is not proud, I don't look down on others.
II. Put Your Hope in the Lord: I am not great
1. James 1: 19 - 21
- 19 You must understand this, my beloved:g let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. g Gk my beloved brothers/
The Holy Bible : New Revised Standard Version. Nashville : Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989, S. Jas 1:19-21
2. I don't do great things.
Put Your Hope in the Lord: I Am At Peace.
1. Isaiah 48: 17 - 18
/17 This is what the Lord, who saves you,
the Holy One of Israel, says: “I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you to do what is good,
who leads you in the way you should go.
18 If you had obeyed me,
you would have had peace like a full-flowing river.
Good things would have flowed to you like the waves of the sea/.
The Everyday Bible : New Century Version. Nashville, TN. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005, S. Is 48:17-18
2. I am at peace