Psalm 37 was brought to my attention on an evening TV program last week but I just got around to reading it yesterday and a few things stood out for me. It seems God’s advice for today’s world and the last two weeks in particular is not unlike that of David’s time. See for yourself:
David writes, Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. (v.1,2)
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. (v.7)
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. (v.11)
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; (v.16)
The wicked borrow and do not repay…(v.21)
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him he could not be found. (v.35,36)
These verses are written in the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. They are not only thoughts for a Sunday but for any day.
There are some people who think they are ruling the roost but look what Revelation 12:7-9 tells us:
And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
More food for thought on a Sunday or any day.