The famed preacher of another generation, C.H. Spurgeon, said of this Psalm, “It’s the shortest Psalm, but take the longest to learn.” Indeed it takes a long time to learn how not to be proud or haughty, how not to get involved with things that are too difficult for us, how to calm and quiet ourselves, and how to always put our hope in the LORD. This is a process of maturity. The irony though of this truth and the irony of this Psalm is that we arrive at this point of maturity by becoming more and more like a child—like a young child—a baby.
Think with me this morning on this Sunday before Thanksgiving about what we have to learn about Thanksgiving from a baby.