Psalm 37:1-2 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
How do deal with worries and troubles in life? Many people have their own solutions to try to cope with these annoying situations. David gives us some advice in Psalm 37 that if followed, there are guaranteed results.
Beginning in Psalm 37:3 it says; “Trust in the LORD, and do good.” In vs 4 he tells us to;“Delight thyself also in the LORD.” In vs 5 we’re instructed to; “Commit thy way unto the LORD.” When we get to vs 7 David adds; “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.” Then finally in vs 8 we read; “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:” To summarize it says we should trust God and do good, delight, or find our greatest joy in the Lord, commit to follow His leading, rest, which is another way of saying submit patiently to God’s ways and His timing, and don’t get angry and try to get even. What are the guaranteed results? You’ll find the answer a few verses later in Psalm 37:23-25 where it says; “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” Basically, if we love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, He does all the rest. Hey, didn’t I read that somewhere before?
This reoccurs often in the Bible. Prov. 3:5-6 says; “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
If God repeats Himself often, do you think it’s important?
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