Psalm 69:32 (YLT) The humble have seen–they rejoice, Ye who seek God–and your heart liveth.
There is an important lesson here and in other places of God’s Word, namely that humility and gladness go together. What do the humble and the joyous have in common? They both lookup. The humble are those who don’t look down on anyone. The truly humble look up all the time. They have to look up because their eyes are on God, and He’s above them. The joyous are always looking up as well, otherwise, they wouldn’t be rejoicing.
The joyous are believing the Good News, so they rejoice! The prideful, however, are those who think they’re above everything else and so they look down on people. The prideful are connected to the others who look down, the cynical, the doubting, the despairing, the depressed, the sorrowful, and the hopeless. In the same way that the humble and the joyous go together, so do pride and despair. Humility leads to joy. Pride leads to despair.
Let’s get our eyes off of ourselves, off of our problems, off of the world around us. Let’s fix our eyes on Him, the Redeemer of our souls. Those who look up in humility, also lookup in joy! Together, let’s fix our eyes on Him and be glad!