Chapter 12, “The Humility of Greatness,” is taken from Psalm 131:
1 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.
2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
After reading Chapter 12, here are some questions for personal reflection. Feel free to post a comment for discussion.
- How does this psalm challenge the idea that “you can be whatever you want to be”?
- Though this psalm does not use the word “humility,” it describes it. What is humility according to Psalm 131?
- What are the consequences of humility as presented in this psalm?
- Do you want this humility?
- What is the proud person like?
- According to verse 3, how do you attain humility?
- The humble person has the greatness of soul to give his life to serving other people and calling on them to “hope in the Lord.” How can you put into practice this kind of humility of greatness in your own life?
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