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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Psalm Chapter 131

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: David, Asaph, Solomon, Heman, Ethan, Moses, and the Sons of Korah
Date Penned: (1440-586 BC)
Overview: Poetry for the Expression of Praise and Worship to God (c 1-150)
Theme: The Fifth Book of Psalms (c 107-150)
Message: Trust and Contentment (v 1-3)

Psalms 131 Commentary 

(131:1-2) Pride - Pride results from overvaluing ourselves and undervaluing others. It leads to restlessness because it makes us dissatisfied with what we have and concerned about what everyone else is doing. It keeps us always hungering for more attention and acclaim. By contrast, humility gets us to put others first and allows us to be content with God's leading in our lives. Such contentment gives us security so that we no longer have to prove ourselves to others. Let your perspectives come from humility and trust, which give you the ability and freedom to serve God and others.

Dave Burnette's Life Application


Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today, we continue in the Book of Psalms with Chapter 131. In our text today, we see the theme of Trust and Contentment. In applying, we see that our quiet trust in God is the basis for our contentment. Today, we live in a busy world that is loud, proud, insecure, and restless. Some spend all their resources trying to gain this contentment, but it comes from our dependence on the Lord. How about you? Are you content? Let us learn from our Psalm and text today to remember that our contentment comes from our simple trust and dependence on the Lord.


Psalm 131

Psalm 131

 1Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

 2Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

 3Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.