- Choosing a Life of Wisdom
- Glorifying God in Mundane Tasks
- Sharing Wisdom
- Growing in Wisdom through Proverbs
- The Details of Life
- Cultivating Character
- Watching Your Words
- Living as Salt and Light
- Satisfaction in God
- Hope in God
- Made for Eternity
- Hoping in God’s Promises
- Immersed in Glory and Beauty
- Glory in the Diversity of Creation
- A Closer Look at Creation
- Lessons from Creation
- The Wisdom Psalms: Training for Eternity
- Psalms 37 and 73: Hope Despite Injustice
- Psalms 119 and 127: A Firm Foundation
One of the wisest things you can do is to put your unflinching trust in God. If your joy is dependent on circumstances, it will not be stable. On the other hand, surrendering to God provides ultimate security and satisfaction. The wisdom psalms teach us to take into account the brevity of our lives and focus on finding a firm foundation in Christ.
Psalm 119: Trusting in God
This acrostic psalm has 22 stanzas, each one corresponding to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Its 176 verses tell us about the moral beauty of God’s truth. Even when we do not understand our circumstances—whether trivial ones or times of deep affliction—we can rely on God’s character and the truth He has revealed through His Word.
Christianity does not promise to give us every answer. It does, however, give us a firm foundation, putting our short lives into perspective. When we put our trust in God, we will begin viewing our circumstances in light of His character rather than viewing His character in light of our circumstances. He is always trustworthy, and we must choose to put our trust in Him regardless of what we are going through.
Psalm 127: Relying on Christ
Psalm 127 teaches us to put Christ at the center of our lives. Relying on our strength or on a changeable aspect of our lives will not satisfy us or bring us true security. Finances, family, jobs—all of these things will pass away. But when we rely on Christ as our firm foundation, we cultivate a perspective that reminds us of His sovereignty and His care for us.
Even our best plans will change. We are not in control, and we never have been. But God is. Relinquishing the illusion of control and relying on Christ reminds us of the importance of surrendering our plans to Him. We have the choice to worship and glorify Him even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
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