“But I still my soul and make it quiet…” Daily Office Reflection

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February 23, 2017

Epiphany VII (Psalm 131, 132; Ruth 2:14-23; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Matthew 5:27-37)

Psalm 131

1O LORD, I am not proud; *

I have no haughty looks.

2I do not occupy myself with great matters, *

or with things that are too hard for me.

3But I still my soul and make it quiet,

like a child upon its mother’s breast; *

my soul is quieted within me.

4O Israel, wait upon the LORD, *

from this time forth for evermore.

My only thought this morning is simply this: could we take time to set aside our occupation with the great matters of the world and simply be still with the God of all? I know I need to. And at a deep level, I desire that sort of intimacy with God. 

For today, I resolve to quiet my soul, abandon solving the problems of the world, and simply be quiet and comforted by God. I resolve to relish my status as a child today. 

One thought on ““But I still my soul and make it quiet…” Daily Office Reflection

  1. timothyashdown

    Thank you for all your posts, Derek. They continue to be comforting and challenging:)

    On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:12 AM, derek.h.miller wrote:

    > Derek H Miller posted: “February 23, 2017 Epiphany VII (Psalm 131, 132; > Ruth 2:14-23; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Matthew 5:27-37) Psalm 131 1O LORD, I > am not proud; * I have no haughty looks. 2I do not occupy myself with great > matters, * or with things that are too hard for me.” >

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