Hold on, You need a new vantage point (Psalm 131;138-139; 143-144)

“O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore,” Psalm 131:3

Often Sherry and I find ourselves seeing things from, let’s say, “a different viewpoint.”  Now I know what you are thinking, “you’re a guy and she is a girl.”  Certainly this is true, but this is not what I am referring to.  I am referring to our vantage point.  The fact is I am about 11 inches taller than Sherry.  So, when we are looking at something, my vantage point is much different from her’s.

I admit, there are times when I just cannot seem to help her to understand what I am seeing.

This happens in our spiritual journey of life as well.  The Bible is clear, “God has a specific plan for each of our lives, Psalm 138:8, Philippians 1:6.”  God sees this plan and He directs our lives toward fulfilling that plan.  But we often do not have his vantage point.

There are times when I want to pick Sherry up so that she can see what I am seeing.  Often times I will look for higher ground for her, or I simply tell her what she is unable to see from her vantage point.

In Psalm 131, David is seeking to pick us up, take us to higher ground, and to simply show us God’s vantage point:

  • David proclaims:  “I have zero ability, on my own, to accomplish God’s plan.” Vs:1
  • David proclaims: “I do not have to have ability, on my own, to accomplish God’s plan.” Vs: 2
  • David proclaims: “I trust totally in God’s ability to accomplish His plan in and through my life.” Vs: 3

This, my brothers and sisters, is an amazing vantage point.  The Scriptures so consistently teach us to have this vantage point:

Romans 12:16 “Never be wise in your own eyes.”

Matthew 18:3 “Have a sincere childlike faith.”

I Corinthians 14: 20 “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.”

The wise person comes to Jesus with a sincere faith seeking to do as God directs because he or she knows “God’s vantage point” makes all the difference.

Brothers and sisters, “trust God, He knows what He is doing.”

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