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.
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.
3 Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever.
David described himself as a little child of weaning age. David did not want earthly possessions; he did not want to be satisfied with the wealth or honor that this world can give. As king, he could satisfy his earthly wants abundantly, but he recognized the need for God in his life and heart. He also recognized the evil that his heart could contemplate when feeling alienated from the Lord. He stripped himself of all evil and with a humble heart he entered his Father’s presence. By the grace of God, our hearts can be redeemed and just as David we can be weaned of all our worldly desires.
We can remember that just as the mother of a weaned child opens her arms so she can tend to his wounds and hold him tight, so God, the source of love, is always waiting for us. “David quieted himself, listened to his Creator's voice and obtained the tranquility that only comes from the Lord.” We can also come and receive that tranquility that only God can provide.
Tacoma Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, Washington State, USA