Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 5, 2014

Weaning

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Psalms 131 Of David.​ O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;my eyes are not raised too high;I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul,like a weaned child with its mother;like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

In the Old Testament days a child wasn’t weaned until age 3 or 4. I’m sure it was difficult to wean a child so accustomed to its mother’s milk and on to solid food. We Christians like being fed the basic essentials. Being weaned to get into God’s written word on our own rather than depending on someone else to interpret it for us is a struggle. David tells us there are 2 reasons for our struggle. The first is our hearts and eyes being too ambitious. We want quicker than God intends. This keeps us from contentment. The 2nd is occupying ourselves with things not intended for us. David did not take Saul’s life even though he had several opportunities. He knew he would be king one day but he didn’t push ahead but waited for God to bring it about. God puts dreams and visions in our hearts not for us to force them into reality but to wait on God, His way and His timing. This brings us into peace and contentment.

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