Lately, the Psalms have grown in their importance to me.Â I have been listening to John Piper’s podcast sermons from his recent series on the Psalms, and found myself meditating particularly on Psalm 42:
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your faith in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42, TNIV)
Here’s Piper’s sermon on Psalm 42.Â Piper notes that the psalmist is confident in God’s love, though his current state of mind is depressed.Â The psalmist speaks to his own soul, educating his soul in the truth of God’s love.
At Lakeside, I’ll be teaching a series, beginning next month, on the same psalms that Piper preached on.Â We’ll be focusing on inductive study of the psalms, but I’ll be recommending Piper’s sermons as good listening for the week after our own study.