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Psalm 137 — Dwelling in self-pity

This is one of the more depressing psalms in the book, a lament apparently written during the Babylonian captivity. It pictures the psalmist sitting by the rivers of Babylon, harp in hand, but so depressed by the fall of Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 15:18-21 — The trap of self-pity

Sometimes when following God gets hard, it becomes easy to complain.  “Why is this happening to me?  I don’t understand.  I thought that if I followed you, all would go well.  Why are you allowing this to happen?” And that’s … Continue reading

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