Psalm 131:1 Over Thinking

Monkey thinking

My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. Psalm 131:1 

During football season there is a group of people that rise up that feel they know what is best. They are called the ‘arm chair coaches’. They watch a game and see the plays, but feel that they could have made a better call on the game or used a player better.

This type of thinking is common among people. It can be seen in the workplace, neighborhood, cities, churches, governments and more. People feel as if they know how to do things better than what someone else does. This often occurs in fields that people have no experience in or any training in.

David tells God that he is not proud and will not concern himself with something too much for him. He has a good understanding of his position and his abilities.

One area that many people feel that they know what is best in is with how God runs things. People go through a difficult situation and seek God to help out in it. God leads in one way, but the person feels it should be another direction.

Many people have become very angry with God, and some have rejected Him, because they did not agree with how God dealt with a situation in their lives.

This anger comes because they are concerning themselves with something to great for them to understand. God sees the bigger, eternal picture of life, not just the here and now of one individual. As God works out situations in the life of someone, He is looking at how it impacts the individual and everyone else at the same time.

This is a job too big for any person. It destroys all pride.

Going through life you will come up against situations that are greater than you. You may know some things about the situation, but you will not know everything.

Instead of trying to control it all, let it go and allow God to deal with it in His way and time. Concern yourself with things that you can control–how you live for God. Do not worry about things you cannot control.

Do not allow yourself to be filled with pride, thinking you know what is best. God is greater than you and does know what is best. Do not overthink the situation, but let God be in control.

I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know that God is in control; that you will trust God’s wisdom; and that you will release your control to God’s control. 

Psalm 119:97 Thinking All Day

Thinking by a lake

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Psalm 119:97 

When a person is in love with someone, all he does is think about that someone all day long. His desire is to be with that person. He thinks about how she looks, how she talks, and what she does. His heart skips a beat at the thought of her and nothing else is important at the moment.

Along with being in crazy love with a person, people also become crazy in love for things of this world. Spending all their time thinking about or working on some object is common among many people.

The object of affection takes all of the person’s thoughts throughout the day. It becomes their number one desire over everything else.

The writer of this psalms is in great love for the law of God. He thinks about it all day long.

There are many people who do not like the law. They do not want to be told what they can or cannot do. Some will think about the law in a way to determine how they can get around the law, not to follow it.

God’s law is perfect. There is the written law, that the psalmist was thinking about as he penned these words, but there is God’s law to every believer.

Every time God tells a believer to do something it is a law or a command. In order for a person to begin to follow God and His commands, he must be willing to meditate on what God has said and follow through with it.

Many will seek the wisdom of man, but God’s wisdom is right there for the  taking. All a person must do is hear it, think about it and act upon it. What God tells a person should be what he thinks about all day long to keep him focused upon God.

You may have many things or people you love. The greatest things you can love is God and His word. When God speaks it is His law. Think about what God has told you in His word and in your heart.

Realize how great the words of God are for you. They will bring you life. His words and commands are to guide you to be like Jesus in every way.

Be crazy in love with God and His word to you today and see what God can do in your life.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will desire to know God’s word; that you will think about what God has said all day; and that God will give you strength to obey His commands for your life. 

Psalm 97:10 Love God, Hate Evil

Burning light

Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97:10 

Promotion of what is evil can be found all over the place in many different forms. The world does not see evil as evil, but as good, fun and entertaining. People feel that they have the right to think, listen, say, and do whatever they want, how they want and when they want.

Music, games, movies, TV shows and books will promote lies, cheating, killing and other evil deeds as acceptable, or just ‘not as bad as….’ Many evil things are hidden behind the mask of comedy, making light of something bad and evil.

The psalmist encourages those who love God to hate evil. The reason for that is that God is protecting the lives of those who are faithful.

Loving something that is evil is putting oneself into the enemies hands and danger. It is purposefully allowing oneself to be harmed. It is also putting oneself against God, bringing on His wrath and anger.

Jesus died to remove all sin and evil from the life of every person. To follow Jesus and turn back to that evil is to deny Christ.

Seeing any evil, in any form, should break the heart of a believer. What is being seen is sin and shows people who do not really know God or have allowed themselves to walk away from Him.

Love will only want what is good, right, holy and pure. Every believer is to live their lives as Jesus lived, only doing what is good, right, holy and pure. They will allow God to control their thoughts and actions to do only what will please Him. This is not done to earn salvation, but because one is saved, it is done out of love.

Jesus has removed all sin from your life. Do not allow yourself to go back into it or be entertained by sin. Hate all evil, in every form and flee it. Allow your heart to break at those being bound up in evil.

Fill your heart with God’s love, knowing the love God had and has for you. Love what God loves and hate what God hates. God loves people, but hates evil and sin.

Doing these things will fill your heart with God’s love and peace, rather than fear and death.

I pray today that you will allow God to transform your thinking; that you will love God with all of your life; that God will help you to hate all evil doing; and that your life will shine God’s love in this world.