David was a man after God's Own Heart. Surely, we'd like that same designation. The Lord of hosts loved David intensely-- even through grievous and willful mistakes. What made David so endearing to God?
Could it be his childlike humility?
'Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven' (Matthew 18:3-4, NKJV).
I doubt any avid Bible reader could deny this truth: God hates arrogance.
'The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished' (Proverbs 16:5, NIV)...
Which brings me back to Psalm 131, Verse 3 above, which is David's advice to Israel (and us)-- regarding hope.
Hope is a sweet, trusting expectation in God's goodness as our loving Father. It's not logical or calculating, like an adult working his way through life.
Hope is a childlike faith we must embrace to receive the blessings God has in store.
## Hope: Requires Childlike Humility (Part 20)
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hope series.