Sunday, March 21, 2010

Psalm 131 and the anti-psalm

Dr. David Powlison, in an article on Psalm 131, poses what it would look like to turn this psalm around, the anti-psalm:

my heart is proud (I'm absorbed in myself),
and my eyes are haughty (I look down on other people),
and I chase after things too great and too difficult for me.
So of course I'm noisy and restless inside, it comes naturally,
like a hungry infant fussing on his mother's lap,
like a hungry infant, I'm restless with my demands and worries
I scatter my hopes onto anything and everybody all the time.

Read the original Psalm of David here to see the brilliant contrast.

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