ARE WE BEHAVED?
BY: RAY PRINZING
“Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever.” (Psalm 131)
The Hebrew word for “behaved” is “shaveh,” and it means TO MAKE EQUAL. This indicates there has been an end of all duality, there are no more inner competing drives, inner fightings, for all has become equalized, in unity, harmonized in oneness. Inner harmony because all is conformed to His image.
“The Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.” (John 5:18) Is it not also true that Jesus instructed His disciples, “After this manner therefore pray ye: OUR FATHER…”? (Matt. 6:9) Do we understand what this relationship really means? That He is our Father, like begets like, and therefore when this NEW BIRTH PROCESS is complete, and we become firstfruits of His new creation, He is indeed, King of kings, Lord of lords, yes, God of gods.
This oneness in God is not a thing to be selfishly grasped, indeed, it cannot be grasped by man. It is that which is worked into us by the GRACE OF GOD, we are His handiwork completely. “This people have I formed for Myself; they shall shew forth My praise.” (Isa. 43:21) Yet attesting to the equality of the new creation, it is written concerning the new Jerusalem, “The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.” (Rev. 21:16) Length does not compete against the height, height does not compete against the breadth, it is all equal – behaved! No wonder the Psalmist saw the need to come to that state of “behaved and quieted.”
“Every valley shall be filled, every mountain and hill shall be brought low.” (Luke 3:5) Every low, empty place in our being must be filled up with Himself, and every high point of self be brought low, fully equalized.