Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin shares how to pray Psalm 10.
[EASY LISTENING MUSIC] This is Psalm 10. And Psalm 10 uses the word "humble" several times. Humility is something that is not always valued these days. It's usually thought of as false humility, people who say, oh, it was nothing when you know they think it was quite good of them, and a big deal. Or there are people who are so humble they devalue themselves. They become less of what they really are. But there's a good humility, and I see it here. Which is knowing your strengths, and knowing your weaknesses, knowing who you are in God's world.
The story I think of is about my mom when I was in high school and I'd just gotten accepted to college. I'd gotten accepted to Princeton, and it seemed like a pretty big deal, and I think I was pretty proud of myself. And we were at church. I was one of four kids. And the minister said to my mom, oh, you must be so proud of Rick.
And my mother drew herself up and she said, I'm proud of all my children. I overheard that, and I knew that was right. She'd done a good job with each of her kids. We were each different. That was honest humility. She knew what she had done well.
Listen in this verse. "Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble." We humble ourselves before God by knowing what we're good at and what we're not good at, and keep striving forward. "Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble."