“Lord my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me.” David is a man that knows how to be content with what the Lord has given him. Whether he is a shepherd boy out in the field, a man on the run from his enemies, or a king sitting on a throne, David is content in the Lord.
Contentment brings about unity with others, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”; and also leads to praise and worship, “I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You”. Contentment comes with fully trusting the Lord with what He has given you.
Paul will say later in Ephesians 2:10 that the Lord has given each of us good works “…which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them”. So if we believe this, that God has given us what only we were created to do on this earth and same with those around us, we can rest and trust the Lord and be content.
But, we are human and we do bump into and fumble all over each other. This is why David has to say, “Keep watch over the door of my lips”. James will say, “but no human being can tame the tongue…From the same mouth come blessings and cursings”. (James 3:8-10) This is a faith issue. The only way to tame the tongue is to trust the Lord. If we rest in the fact that the Lord is working on our behalf and fighting our battles then we don’t have to fight with our words. We can be content where the Lord has us and what the Lord has us doing and walk in the good works He has laid out for us! Keep reading.
(Psalm 131, 133, Psalms 138-141, 143)