120. You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low (2 Samuel 22:28).
This chapter is filled with the truths David has learned about God. Among them, this couplet reveals a core activity of God. He will not allow us to depend on ourselves for long. If we depend on our possessions, He will take them from us. If we depend on relationships, He will cause them to fade away. God will not allow anything or anyone in His rightful space in our lives. And He does this to protect us. He knows that trusting in things that will fail can bring us to ruin. So mercifully, he levels our pride and removes any reason we have for trusting in ourselves. Sometimes mercy hurts, but the end result is life–the way it was created to be.