Psalm 131 is holy eavesdropping on the thought processes of a man at peace inside. 131:1 reveals how our proud self-will is our biggest problems, and causes the noisy static inside. 131:2 describes the process by which we become quiet and composed, and vividly likens it to the weaning of a child. 131:3 gives the reason for quiet in compact form. Examines a series of particulars, “ladders to nowhere” that pride erects: achievement, acquisition, appetite, and avoidance. Shows how Jesus reconfigures our inner mindset to become like His own.
Peace, be still: Learning Psalm 131 by Heart
Author: David Powlison Date: January 01, 2002
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- Peace, be still: Learning Psalm 131 by Heart
- Making Sense of the Suicide of a Christian
- Review of Listening to Prozac by Kramer
- Dichotomy or Trichotomy? How the Doctrine of Man Shapes the Treatment of Depression
- The Valley of the Shadow of Death
- Medical Treatments for Depressive Symptoms
- How to Live by Truth (Not Feelings)
- Christian Doctors on Depression: Addam Masri, Andy Smith, James Schaller, Bob Smith Interviewed by Ed Welch