The Mind of a little ChildIn Psalm 131, King David conveys two frames of mind, one of which we should avoid and one we should embrace. One is natural to us and is exhibited in lofty, elevated opinions and thinking. The scriptural cross reference is to Romans 12:6, where Paul cautioned the members to not set their minds on high things or be wise in their own opinion, but rather associate with the humble. The other mind is the quiet, humble and teachable mind of a little child. David made a conscious decision to take on the second mind, as should we. David describes the second mind as a calm and quiet nature, likened to “a weaned child with his mother” in Psalm 131:2. The scriptural cross reference is to Matthew 18:2-3 where Jesus Christ set a little child in the midst of His disciples and that they must become converted and become “as little children”. The implication is obvious, but difficult to do as it goes contrary to our natural mind. Although the responsibility to do this is an individual choice, doing so has a positive effect upon the congregation of believers, as we develop the same mind toward one another (Romans 12:6). This is a process and one we must work at developing, but we can endeavor to follow David’s example by taking on the attitude and mind of a little child.