"He pours contempt upon princess, makes them wander in trackless wastes. They diminish, are reduced to nothing by oppression, evil and sorrow. but he raises the needy from distress, makes family as numerous as a flock. The upright sees it and rejoices but all who do wrong are silenced. Whoever is wise, let him he'd these things and consider the love of the Lord."
After reading the verses above, it struck me that if you believe you have all you need: power, honor, glory and riches according to the world, you have nothing because you are relying on yourself and not God.
Since there is no room in your heart to receive Him because "self" is all consuming, then you are nothing and oppression, evil and sorrow will be your company.
Whereas if you recognize the poverty of your spirit and your need to rely on God's love instead of the love of self, he will rejoice when God's saving love rules in your heart.
Let your heart be prepared for the coming of Our Lord the son of the most high during these final days of Advent.
This commentary gave great insight for further contemplation for me. I pray it will help your heart's preparation for the coming of our Lord too!
May the love of God wash over you this day that you may believe.