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A cause of disquietude to which bad men are entire strangers, unless under the immediate horror of momentary convictions.II. That is one trouble with downheartedness — it emphasizes self. Last and chiefest, turn to God. THE PSALMIST'S PRESENT CONDITION OR STATE OF MIND.1. Wonderful is that instance of an unshaken confidence in God, which is displayed for our instruction, and recorded for our imitation, in the history of the sufferings and of the patience of Job.III. Sometimes our compassionate Father, who in mercy visits us so often with external afflictions, is pleased, for the same benevolent reasons, to make us suffer internal sorrows. But it is more than that. — "Hope." Another man's knowledge will not make me wise. He can no longer look at things calmly and therefore truly, and everything appears to him in monstrous and distorted guise. The whole tenor of his language implies disease, and so distinctly are the symptoms described that we need be at no loss to discover his malady. O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. I pray you also, when you are downhearted, make your work a sacrament. To God we owe our being, and those blessings which we either now do, or ever did, enjoy. )In exileJ. Let the inquiry be made, for it is for lack of the inquiry very often that the soul is cast down within us, and is disquieted in all it has to pass through.2. Exile.2. Another reason why the question should be asked is because very often the answer to it will be found in the soul itself. )Judge me, O God, and plead my cause. Hoyt, D. D)Unfailing hopeJ. THE STATE OF MIND IN WHICH THE PSALMIST WAS AND CHRISTIANS SOMETIMES ARE.II. THE DESIRABLENESS OF THE INVESTIGATION WHICH THE PSALMIST INSTITUTED.1. 3. THE UNDYING HOPES OF LIFE. 1. * [Psalms 42–43] Ps 42–43 form a single lament of three sections, each section ending in an identical refrain (Ps 42:6, 12; 43:5). He leads them to their hope — to "Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling." WHY, LIKE THE PSALMIST, WE SHOULD ENDEAVOUR TO RISE FROM THIS STATE. Hoyt, D. D)Unfailing hopeJ. THE PSALMIST'S PRESENT CONDITION OR STATE OF MIND.1. We are to distinguish by the welcome they meet with, and the free quarters we allow them, on the one hand; or by the pain and distress they give us, on the other, and by our opposition to them, and our endeavours to dismiss them. 4. Is the Lord's hand, that has been so often stretched forth for our help, since shortened, that it can no longer save? There is cause oft in the body of those in whom a melancholy temper prevaileth. Psalm 42 is a lament. The Psalmist is far from the temple of God in Jerusalem and is therefore feeling far from God’s presence. Seeking for their comfort too much in sanctification, neglecting justification, relying too much upon their own performances. I. For Divine deliverance.3. NOTHING IS SO BAD AS A CONTINUED AND ALLOWED DOWNHEARTEDNESS,1. Still, though the main pillar of our comfort be in the free forgiveness of our sins, yet, if there be a neglect in growing in holiness, the soul will never be soundly quiet. In one (“God Alone the Salvation of His People,” Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit [Pilgrim Publications], 2:210) he writes, “If anyone should ask us what we would choose for our motto, as preachers of the gospel, we think we should reply, ‘God only is … To the consequent affliction and distress of the body (Psalm 102:4, 5, 6, 9; Jeremiah 20:7-9). Nothing uncommon for the Christian to be the target of wrong charges.2. There may be a secret, dormant peace, where there is not an awakened and apparent peace. THE CHANGES OF LIFE. Be careful to understand the Gospel-scheme of salvation; especially the nature, the terms, the intent of the covenant of grace.3. Hear them (Psalm 137:7). What do you say — your strength is exhausted and you are feeble and have no power left? The sorrow of his soul.3. Psalm 43The soul's double appealHomilist.I. Sometimes Satan is permitted to disquiet and distress the children of God. Good men are often east down; their souls are often disquieted in them, from want, as they imagine, of actual communion with God in duty, or a sense of His gracious presence with them; and if this complaint were as well founded as it is a common and heavy complaint, it would be a just cause, no doubt, of great disquiet. 2. WHEN THE SOUL IS TROUBLED FOR THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE VEXED FOR. But the transcendently important clue is to obtain the friendship of God. See, then, the life of a poor Christian in this world. It bereaves of God and shadows the promises.II. The thought of what God has been to us leads us to remember what we should be to God. A godly man can cast a restraint upon himself, as David here does. I pray you also, when you are downhearted, make your work a sacrament. THE DESIRABLENESS OF THE INVESTIGATION WHICH THE PSALMIST INSTITUTED.1. Does that seem contradictory to you? "Still hope in God," etc.(T. THE PSALMIST'S SUPPORT AMIDST ALL HIS DISTRESS. (1) Hope is definite assurance based in anticipation. 4. There is a lot in the psalm, but I would like to look at three aspects of it today: These aspects are: 1. And when believers themselves fall, and thereby wound their peace and lose sight of all their evidences, they have no other refuge.III. Psalm 42:11 There were two things under which at this time—probably the time of Absalom's short-lived and wicked triumph—David's soul was suffering. The second essential secret of recovery is to believe in the possibility of God's health being transmitted to us. Gordon.I. If you cannot do this with all the joy that you would, do it as well as you can. Sermon Notes. If you have been long of this foreboding habit, not one in a hundred of the sorrows that you have apprehended has reached you. What am I to do?" When we place our trust in God we run no risks, because there is nothing which infinite power cannot accomplish; nothing fit and expedient for us which infinite goodness is not disposed to grant; no promises of help can have been made us by a God of truth and holiness which will not be exactly and punctually fulfilled.II. "Still hope in God," etc.(T. (1) We are to judge by an habitual sense of the Divinity upon our minds, and the devout reverential impressions we feel from His presence with us, and our accountableness to Him. THE MEANS WHEREBY WE MAY AGAIN OBTAIN PEACE, COMFORT, AND A CALM TRUST IN GOD.1. Study also the promises of God; view them in their variety, their extent, their application to you.4. Sermons. "Why art thou cast down?" Let him ask the Holy Spirit's help (John 11:13). Whatever happens, God is with us. The KJV says: "A Maschil for the Sons of … God doth not leave His people to lie under their spiritual distresses, to pore over them, and sink under them. 3. A question.2. II. There is no more fatal minister in human life than the disquieted eye. The inquiry should be made because generally, if not entirely, it would be found that in the Divine dealings there really was no cause whatever for the soul to be cast down at all. 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? A high reactive feeling of victory will have large share in scattering your darkness. Berry. He leads them to their hope — to "Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling." Sermon Notes. for sacrifice, consecration, worship. Ps 42:11 Ps 35:14 Ps 43:5 Ps 55:4,5 Ps 61:2 Ps 142:2,3 Ps 143:3,4 1Sa 30:6 Mk 14:33,34; Psalm 42 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; DEALING WITH DISCOURAGEMENT. O. The growing and fruitful Christian will be a comfortable one; a degree of peace and satisfaction will follow every good action; and your graces, acquiring maturity, will shine by their own light.(H. HAVE AN EYE TO THE EXAMPLES OF THOSE WHO HAVE THUS PLACED THEIR TRUST IN GOD, AND HAVE FOUND HELP IN THE TIME OF NEED. Search Our Sermons. 2. AN APPEAL TO GOD.1. for sacrifice, consecration, worship.2. 1. Yes, for though there be evil in this, yet there is grace withal. Our hearts too often like "muffled drums beating funeral marches," rather than like well-tuned harps sending forth strains of sweetest harmony and gladdest adoration, etc.III. 1. In my life—and I think it is the intended biblical pattern—hope is like a reservoir of emotional strength. The Causes and Cure of Spiritual Distress, Trust in God Our Best Support in All Our Troubles and Afflictions, Religious Affections Attended with Increase of Spiritual Longing, The Feelings and Sentiments of a Renewed Soul, The Religious Aspects of a Soul in Earnest, The Soul of Man has no Resource Independent of God, The causes and cure of spiritual distress, Trust in God our best support in all our troubles and afflictions. To seize the harp for thanksgiving and praise.Religious services should be gladsome; those in the home as well as those in the sanctuary. 1. 5. THE COUNSEL THE PSALMIST ADDRESSES TO HIS SOUL. �Ì�s�*i���b�7��jx���F>꾏����sh]h���I(C�}�:u�|筪���"0P�i���Ρ]ZL,���0s�E݄��ӣ��aeQ! Most Bible scholars consider them to be originally one psalm. Psalm 42:11 in all English translations. From our "Mizar" let us say, "I will remember thee." We know this P… For deliverance from the deceitful and unjust man.3. It was "cast down," and it was "disquieted." The first step in the removal of this spiritual sickness is a realization of the personal relationship of the soul to God. You get that in the first and second verses. Another cause of much disquietude arises from imperfect or dark views of the ground of our acceptance with God. II. %PDF-1.5 The inquiry should be made because generally, if not entirely, it would be found that in the Divine dealings there really was no cause whatever for the soul to be cast down at all. There were two things under which at this time—probably the time of Absalom's short-lived and wicked triumph—David's soul was suffering. THE EXILE'S SOLILOQUY.1. P. (Psalm 42:11) ----- Do you forget, O soul, that the way to heaven is a very strait and narrow path-too… For judgment against the accusations of an ungodly nation. And thus it may be known. Keen, D. D.I. A great asset that gets shared and shared! 1. Our hearts too often like "muffled drums beating funeral marches," rather than like well-tuned harps sending forth strains of sweetest harmony and gladdest adoration, etc.III. John Piper Jun 1, 2008 3.5K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. That is one trouble with downheartedness — it emphasizes self. WE HAVE FIRM GROUNDS FOR OUR TRUST IN GOD FROM THOSE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD WHICH ENABLE AND DISPOSE HIM TO HELP US. Another man's wealth will not make me rich. And so it is with inward care. For Divine vindication.2. 3. It was "cast down," and it was "disquieted." Illustration — Charles IX. "Disquieted!" His purposes and his love are the same now as in the past. HOW CAN ONE DEFEAT DOWNHEARTEDNESS AND LIFT INTO AND KEEP HIMSELF IN CHEER?1. The very form of the question implies that. WHY, LIKE THE PSALMIST, WE SHOULD ENDEAVOUR TO RISE FROM THIS STATE. Our hearts too often like "muffled drums beating funeral marches," rather than like well-tuned harps sending forth strains of sweetest harmony and gladdest adoration, etc. i) Psalm 42:11 ii) No matter how bleak our circumstances, God is with us. But the great causes of our dejections and melancholy are to be found in ourselves. But how are we to distinguish such suggestions as may be properly ascribed to the grand enemy, and those that arise from the unsubdued corruption and lusts of our own minds? These inscriptions are part of the inspired record; they belong with the psalm and indicate something vital about it. What do you say — your strength is exhausted and you are feeble and have no power left? III. Hope thou in God, for if you can say, "God is my salvation," with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation. 1. 2. For Divine deliverance.3. Aspiration has grown faint. He leads them to their hope — to "Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling." It is very often for a want of asking the question that you are in that state at all. A couple of months ago I read through all of the psalms. A high reactive feeling of victory will have large share in scattering your darkness.4. Great prostration is one of the signs of this disease. It is a great life application of texts such as Psalm 42:11. THE PSALMIST'S SUPPORT AMIDST ALL HIS DISTRESS. 2. He leads them home to prove their hearts; he leads them to their hope.1. 2. God Himself. 2. What say you — the stream is dried up? Well, in all probability it is in mercy it has, for if that had continued you had never gone to the fountain. THE STATE OF MIND IN WHICH THE PSALMIST WAS AND CHRISTIANS SOMETIMES ARE.II. For light and truth to lead him back to Zion.II. Despair is disabling. (Psalms 42:5, 42:11, 43:5) If you refer to the inscription with which this psalm opens, you will find that it is addressed to the Choirmaster, and is called a Maskil of the Sons of Korah. How imperfectly are all the Christian duties performed by you, when you are thus "swallowed up with overmuch sorrow": how unfitly do you worship Him who loves a cheerful and a thankful giver?III. "Why art thou cast down?" How imperfectly are all the Christian duties performed by you, when you are thus "swallowed up with overmuch sorrow": how unfitly do you worship Him who loves a cheerful and a thankful giver?III. 6. He will, if he lay his comfort upon internal blessings and measure God's love by them. Want of firm resolution in good things. There is a striking difference between verse five and verse eleven. IV. Once postulate God, and all things come within the plane of the credible. (Psalm 42:11) We must learn to fight despondency — the downcast spirit. WE HAVE FIRM GROUNDS FOR OUR TRUST IN GOD FROM THOSE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD WHICH ENABLE AND DISPOSE HIM TO HELP US. By strong and prayerful volition put yourself at the daily duty; do it even more painstakingly than ever, even though you feel so little like it. (1) We are to judge by an habitual sense of the Divinity upon our minds, and the devout reverential impressions we feel from His presence with us, and our accountableness to Him. They will begin with election, which is not the first, but the highest step of the ladder. For Divine deliverance.3. As Ahab (1 Kings 21:1, 2). A question.2. P. Chown.I. Despair can lead to irrationality but. 1. Others give up their common duty and neglect their proper callings, thinking that in their distress here is nothing to be done but prayer. Kollock, D. D.)The causes and cure of spiritual distressT. 3. He leads them to prove their spirit, and to observe what is amiss about them: to mark this passion as too violent; that affection as wrong directed; that here they have lost the guard over themselves, and spoke unadvisedly with their tongue, and have been led into indiscretions, into excesses; that there their attachment to the world, or worldly connections, have been too strong, and occupied their time and attention too much. Sermon Bible Commentary. The sorrow of his soul.3. Hope thou in God, for if you can say, "God is my salvation," with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation. Psalm 41. The danger is, when we feel alone we can often believe things or do things we would never do if we weren’t alone. Psalm 42:11 11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? "No," he says, "let us sing the Psalms 46th psalm, ' God is our refuge and strength, a very present help; therefore will not we fear though the mountains be removed.'" 1. It drags at and prevents work.3. Be not unacquainted with your own hearts; examine them, to see the marks of conversion, and to "make your calling sure" to yourselves. 1. The Message Bible, Dusty Rose Floral Large Print Leather-Look. 5. 1. Micah is right (Micah 2:10). He leads them to prove their spirit, and to observe what is amiss about them: to mark this passion as too violent; that affection as wrong directed; that here they have lost the guard over themselves, and spoke unadvisedly with their tongue, and have been led into indiscretions, into excesses; that there their attachment to the world, or worldly connections, have been too strong, and occupied their time and attention too much.2. It did so once to a great man in Germany, that it was the beginning of his conversion. BUT HOW CAN ALL THESE DISCOURAGEMENTS STAND WITH GRACE? The interests of his son!(Homilist. I. View more titles. I. by Pastor John Piper. Lynchburg, Virginia. THE PSALMIST'S PRESENT CONDITION OR STATE OF MIND.1. Is the Lord's hand, that has been so often stretched forth for our help, since shortened, that it can no longer save? <>>> By strong and prayerful volition put yourself at the daily duty; do it even more painstakingly than ever, even though you feel so little like it. Another man's station will not make me dignified. "Praise Him who is the health," the beauty, the ruddy glow, the youth, "of thy countenance, and thy God."(J. THE COUNSEL THE PSALMIST ADDRESSES TO HIS SOUL. The leaving out of one word from the will may ruin a man's hopes and blast all his expectations. The neglect of keeping a clear conscience. Another man's health will not make me well. THERE ARE MANY CAUSES FOR DOWNHEARTEDNESS IN THIS STRANGE AND DISCIPLINARY WORLD,1. A man ought to esteem it as bad for the soul as some corrupting contagion is for the body. Hoyt, D. DI. O. It is the consent of the will alone that constitutes the moral turpitude of every emotion or action; and while it is our daily struggle to withhold this, and we are, upon the whole, through Divine grace, enabled to withhold it, we have nothing to fear from all the efforts of Satanical machinations to taint and corrupt our affections. (Bishop Smalridge. It drags at and prevents work.3. EXHORDIUM In this Psalm, we see a godly man with a tormented soul. One of the secrets of obtaining a healthy spiritual life is to obtain the fellowship of saintly people. 2. — "Praise." 3. A man may have peace that hath no comfort, and comfort but no joy. and why art thou disquieted within me? It shadows blessings, making the hard things in life prominent rather than the ameliorating things.4. Why art thou cast down, &c. — See note on Psalm 42:5. Who is the health of my countenance — Hebrew, The salvations of my face: which will make my face to shine, and my countenance cheerful, which supposes the gladness of the heart and the bettering of his condition. Be careful to understand the Gospel-scheme of salvation; especially the nature, the terms, the intent of the covenant of grace.3. Another man's wealth will not make me rich. (Bishop Smalridge. Hope thou in God, for if you can say, "God is my salvation," with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation. Our comforts are sent to bind us to God and to wean us from the world, but sometimes we need to be weaned from these weaners that we may grow up unto more perfection. But when the eye is shaken into restlessness its focus is perverted, and everything is seen awry. The personality of his soul.2. 3. WHY DOES GOD PERMIT THIS? The personality of his soul.2. To seize the harp for thanksgiving and praise.Religious services should be gladsome; those in the home as well as those in the sanctuary. It is the one string upon which all our joys are hung.(R. Psalm 43. BUT EXPERIENCE SEEMS TO CONTRADICT all this, for many of God's people have not peace, but disquietude. Imitate the psalmist here: instead of yielding to a vague grief, cite your soul; inquire of it the particular cause of your sorrow: different remedies will be requisite, according to the different sources of your distress: and be careful that you trifle not with God, and your comfort, and your salvation, while you inquire of your soul, "why art thou cast down?"2. Gordon.)DownheartednessW. 1. 2 0 obj Psalm 42:11 Context. HOW CAN ONE DEFEAT DOWNHEARTEDNESS AND LIFT INTO AND KEEP HIMSELF IN CHEER?1. Keen, D. D.I. Outward trouble will not hurt a man much so long as it keeps to the outward. (1) We are to judge by an habitual sense of the Divinity upon our minds, and the devout reverential impressions we feel from His presence with us, and our accountableness to Him. He is not merely burdened, he is possessed by a feverish uncertainty. 4. Endeavour to STRENGTHEN OUR RELIANCE ON GOD FROM THE EXPERIENCE WE OURSELVES HAVE HAD OF HIS FORMER LOVINGKINDNESS TOWARDS US. When men lay up their comfort too much on outward things. When we forget the grounds of comfort that are given us. Psalm 42:11 in all English translations. If evil communications corrupt good man-hers, holy communications refine them. and the same argument and means are made use of to remove dejection and disquietude; Despite sadness, the psalmist hopes once again to join the worshiping crowds. To make us value peace and quietness of soul. What say you — the stream is dried up? Down But Not Out. THE RESTING-PLACES OF LIFE. Therefore inquire —. Psalm 42 Sermon Notes Psalm 42 . III. And He is this both in heaven above and in our own bosoms (1 John 1:2; John 14:16). "You ask me why I am cast down within you. 1. "No," he says, "let us sing the Psalms 46th psalm, ' God is our refuge and strength, a very present help; therefore will not we fear though the mountains be removed.'" 6 My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? There are many calamities incident to men which we have, through the goodness of God, escaped. That pronoun my is just worth as much to the soul as God and heaven; because without it you can't have them. Love not overmuch anything in this world lest when we have to give it up we be brokenhearted. Your duty to God, as wail as your own happiness, requires this. It is the consent of the will alone that constitutes the moral turpitude of every emotion or action; and while it is our daily struggle to withhold this, and we are, upon the whole, through Divine grace, enabled to withhold it, we have nothing to fear from all the efforts of Satanical machinations to taint and corrupt our affections. Imitate the psalmist here: instead of yielding to a vague grief, cite your soul; inquire of it the particular cause of your sorrow: different remedies will be requisite, according to the different sources of your distress: and be careful that you trifle not with God, and your comfort, and your salvation, while you inquire of your soul, "why art thou cast down?". Be careful to understand the Gospel-scheme of salvation; especially the nature, the terms, the intent of the covenant of grace.3. Note that the comments on Psalm 42:5 are generally applicable to the similar refrain which is repeated in Psalm 42:11 and Psalm … THE EXILE'S SOLILOQUY.1. 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When we place our trust in God we run no risks, because there is nothing which infinite power cannot accomplish; nothing fit and expedient for us which infinite goodness is not disposed to grant; no promises of help can have been made us by a God of truth and holiness which will not be exactly and punctually fulfilled.II. Unfit to receive mercies. 2. "Still hope in God," etc. It was "cast down," and it was "disquieted." But thus they lay themselves open to yet more temptations. He leads them home to prove their hearts; he leads them to their hope.1. THE UNREASONABLENESS AND VIRTUAL IMPIETY OF THE OVER-ANXIOUS, FOREBODING SPIRIT MANIFESTED BY SO MANY. John Piper Apr 21, 2007 0 Shares Sermon. By recognition of the fact that downheartedness is worst for us. It is fought by preaching truth to ourselves about God and his promised future. He was conscious of —1. II. But our grief must be kept within bounds, and it is so, when it is ready to meet God at every turn in obedience and communion; and when reason approves our grief, and when our grief moves us to all duties of love towards others. Let the inquiry be made, for it is for lack of the inquiry very often that the soul is cast down within us, and is disquieted in all it has to pass through. He leads them to prove their spirit, and to observe what is amiss about them: to mark this passion as too violent; that affection as wrong directed; that here they have lost the guard over themselves, and spoke unadvisedly with their tongue, and have been led into indiscretions, into excesses; that there their attachment to the world, or worldly connections, have been too strong, and occupied their time and attention too much.2. Or is His ear, that has been so often opened to our prayers, grown heavy, that it can no more hear? The psalmist preaches … Then hope thou in God, for they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.(J. Past kindnesses and deliverances assure us of continued favour. "Praise Him who is the health," the beauty, the ruddy glow, the youth, "of thy countenance, and thy God."(J. Retail: $44.99 . Scripture: Psalm 42. 9. HOW CAN ONE DEFEAT DOWNHEARTEDNESS AND LIFT INTO AND KEEP HIMSELF IN CHEER?1. But do not confine yourselves to this self-examination; be also engaged in active duties. I pray you also, when you are downhearted, make your work a sacrament. THE EXILE'S SOLILOQUY.1. Henry Kollock, D.D., in "Sermons," etc. What do you say — your strength is exhausted and you are feeble and have no power left? "Disquieted!" We more frequently speak of the contagion of disease. And here the disquieted soul may rest.3. 1. He leads them home to prove their hearts; he leads them to their hope.1. Keen, D. D.)LinksPsalm 42:11 NIVPsalm 42:11 NLTPsalm 42:11 ESVPsalm 42:11 NASBPsalm 42:11 KJVPsalm 42:11 Bible AppsPsalm 42:11 ParallelPsalm 42:11 Biblia ParalelaPsalm 42:11 Chinese BiblePsalm 42:11 French BiblePsalm 42:11 German BiblePsalm 42:11 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)From sin.II. But how are we to distinguish such suggestions as may be properly ascribed to the grand enemy, and those that arise from the unsubdued corruption and lusts of our own minds? By strong and prayerful volition put yourself at the daily duty; do it even more painstakingly than ever, even though you feel so little like it. God hath made every man a governor over himself. "Hope thou in God." Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? In our text we read that God is the health of our countenance: if, then, His presence be wanting the countenance suffers. I pray you also, when you are downhearted, make your work a sacrament. Why are you downcast, O my soul? The growing and fruitful Christian will be a comfortable one; a degree of peace and satisfaction will follow every good action; and your graces, acquiring maturity, will shine by their own light.(H. They may reach —, 1. Your duty to God, as wail as your own happiness, requires this. His soul is not cast down. A godly soul, by reason of the grace given it, knows when it is well with it and when it is ill, when a good day and when a bad. 2. All Videos PDFs. 2. 4. God hath set up a court in man's heart, the court of conscience, and its prejudging will prevent future judging. II. 4 0 obj When we look too much and too long upon the ill in ourselves and abroad. And we should look outside of ourselves to note the causes of grief that are there (Jeremiah 9:1). 5. THE PSALMIST'S EXPOSTULATION WITH HIMSELF. The Father is engaged to give peace unto them. Is the Christian life all about peace and happiness and joy? He could say, "The waters have come into my soul.". 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