Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalm 131:1-2 (KJV); 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. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
A man with a weaned soul does not exercise himself in things that are too high for him. The message version of our theme scripture calls this meddling where one has no business.
One example of meddling where one has no business is judging a man based on his actions without understanding what God thinks about that man.
For example, if David was alive today and committed the kind of errors in judgment that he did by taking Uriah’s wife and arranging for his death (2 Samuel 11), there are those who would disqualify him and assume that even God does not want anything to do with him.
Such a matter is too high for you because you are not privy to the closet of that man. You may be criticising a man who has broken before God and begged for forgiveness. He may be condemned in your eyes yet still be the man after God’s own heart.
A weaned Christian has been dealt with in the ways of life and of the spirit. When I see believers who easily open their mouths to criticise another, I know that they have not been weaned.
A weaned soul knows the value of silence when there is undue pressure to speak. Such a man only speaks when he must because his spirit is too disciplined to be emotionally provoked into the errors of opinion-making.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Samuel 11, 1 Thessalonians 4:11
GOLDEN NUGGET: A weaned Christian has been dealt with in the ways of life and of the spirit. Such a man only speaks when he must because his spirit is too disciplined to be emotionally provoked into the errors of opinion-making.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I know what You have called me to do. My path is set and my goal is clear. I can never be swayed by naysayers, I do not answer to critics. You have taught me not to judge men but to pray for them. This is the wisdom by which I live my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.