I read these a couple of nights ago. They’re helping me hope for something different in the coming year.
We tend to value the “confident, competent, and successful.” These verses challenge me to want to be something completely different: “someone who has been broken by the knowledge of his or her sin, and even greater knowledge of Jesus’ costly grace” (Tim Keller).
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the power of human legs;
the LORD delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.
These are the ones I look on with favor:
those who are humble and contrite in spirit,
and who tremble at my word.
Something completely different to hope for. I want it.