A Succulent Serving of Scripture!

Posted on May 20, 2021

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By David Ettinger

Focusing on Israel
As a strong supporter of Israel, I have many thoughts regarding her current hostilities with the Palestinian terrorists.

I believe Israel is justified in defending herself the way she has aggressively been doing, and am outraged – though not surprised – by the worldwide hatred hurled at her. And, of course, I believe such Israel-hating senators as Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are disgraces for their condemnation of a country which was so cold-bloodedly attacked.

Fortunately, among the mountains of enmity and contempt slung at Israel, there have also been hills of brilliantly-written support of her. (My favorite is, “Why Does the Hard Left Glorify the Palestinians?” by Alan Dershowitz.) Besides, I have written plenty in defense of Israel. Therefore, I won’t write about the present Israeli-Palestinian conflict here, but rather will point you in a different direction.

Peace Instead of Anger
Obviously for me, the above is a major source of exasperation. Likewise, you have your own sources of exasperation you can fume over. However, I ask you, How about setting that aside and join me in dining upon a short but appetizing Psalm and just chewing on it for a time?

How about feasting on peace instead of anger?

The Psalm is only 3 verses, but its aroma is enough to satisfy the hunger pains of anger. I’ve consumed it several times already, and it really is a mouthwatering helping of biblical delectability. No need analyzing it as I usually do; I’d much rather just digest it and enjoy its savor. Please join me!

I place on your plate Psalm 131, a succulent serving of Scripture which promises to go down easy:

My heart is not proud, Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore.

Ah, that was tasty. Would you care to join me for seconds?