Psalm 131: Trust the Lord

What does it mean to be proud or conceited?

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Psalm 131:1 David’s song for worship.
I am not proud or conceited, Lord. I don’t meddle in things that are none of my business or worry about things I can’t control.
King James
Psalm 131:1 <A Song of degrees of David.> 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.

Why might pride bring our downfall?

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Psalm 131:1 David’s song for worship.
I am not proud or conceited, Lord. I don’t meddle in things that are none of my business or worry about things I can’t control.
King James
Psalm 131:1 <A Song of degrees of David.> 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.

Is it ever good to be proud? Why?

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Psalm 131:1 David’s song for worship.
I am not proud or conceited, Lord. I don’t meddle in things that are none of my business or worry about things I can’t control.
King James
Psalm 131:1 <A Song of degrees of David.> 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.

Why do people meddle in other people’s business?

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Psalm 131:1 David’s song for worship.
I am not proud or conceited, Lord. I don’t meddle in things that are none of my business or worry about things I can’t control.
King James
Psalm 131:1 <A Song of degrees of David.> 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.

Why do people worry about things they can’t control?

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Psalm 131:1 David’s song for worship.
I am not proud or conceited, Lord. I don’t meddle in things that are none of my business or worry about things I can’t control.
King James
Psalm 131:1 <A Song of degrees of David.> 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.

When might we not want to be calm and even-tempered?

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Psalm 131:2 I am calm and even-tempered. Like a child content in its mother’s arms, I am at peace.
King James
Psalm 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

Is there a way to always be at peace, no matter the circumstance? If not, why? If so, how?

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Psalm 131:2 I am calm and even-tempered. Like a child content in its mother’s arms, I am at peace.
King James
Psalm 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

What are our best reasons for trusting the Lord?

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Psalm 131:3 Let the people of Israel trust the Lord, now and forever.
King James
Psalm 131:3 Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever.