Do not fret because of evil doers
Psalm 37: 1-4
“1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. .“
It is very important not to get angry because of people who do wrong to you. David clearly out line that in this psalm he wrote. It shows the ultimate destiny of people who do wrong. He says not to get angry three times in this psalm because he is trying to emphasis the importance of doing so when dealing with such people.
In your daily life, you meet different kind of people. Some wants to help you at work. And then others who want to harm you due to jealousy which is of evil. They would sneak to your boss with all kinds of lies. I am sure that you must have faced similar situations all your life.
To fight back, God asks you to be patient, meek and Trust in him. And also he requires you to be of good spirit. And do good to people instead of following the wicked and their ways. It is of utmost importance that you show a difference. As Jesus said you can live in this world but still be away from it when it comes to the life style.
He says delight yourself in the lord. By this he means to have communion with him doing the right thing as out lined in the Bible. He wants you to commit your life to him, And you need to enjoy life. God when you live a godly life you heavenly father will give you all the things you desire in life. It could be money, houses, cars, family and anything you desire as long as it is within the will of God for you.
Now, you do not need to worry about what is the will of God for you. As long as you follow God’s commandments according to the bible you need not worry about God’s will. God is a good God. He does not want his children to suffer but prosper.
When you do all things that you are required do, you will be like a bright morning star in this world.
Do not get angry when wicked do numerous things to upset you, harm you. Just stand still and wait till god redeem you and justice is done. Eventually when you look for the wicked, you will not find them anymore.
All the those Christians, who waited patiently for justice from God will inherit it all and will live a peaceful life.
Psalm 73: 1-19
psalm of Asaph
“Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.
3 For I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.
5 They are free from common human burdens;
they are not plagued by human ills.
6 Therefore pride is their necklace;
they clothe themselves with violence
17 till I entered the sanctuary of God;
then I understood their final destiny.
18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;
you cast them down to ruin.
19 How suddenly are they destroyed,
completely swept away by terrors!”
Here, the psalmist Asaph, is griping about how the wicked are prospering. Many of my friends, co-workers and siblings have complained about the subject. And my answer has always been, ” read, psalm 73 “
Asaph, the psalmist complaints about how carefree the wicked are and their prosperity. And of their pride and arrogance. And notices that they are not faced with struggles common to others.
And the wicked is challenging God saying “how would God know” and they go on amassing wealth. In the meantime the psalmist has been living a righteous life but in vain, as he goes through life with struggles and punishments that he does not deserve.
He was deeply troubled in his heart because of all these things happening before him, which he considered to be unfair.
Then, He entered the sanctuary of God. He understood the final destiny of evil men. It speaks about how God has placed them on slippery ground, meaning, that they would suddenly be destroyed and it would be like a dream that you would see.
And it would be fantasies. Yet when you are awake you would realize how ignorant you have been. You would repent that you complained. And God will guide you.And the writer agrees that there is no one but it was the Lord that guided him always, counseling him. And he realizes how temporary is the life on earth, and his flesh and heart could fail anytime. And how he will destroy all those who are far from him and those who have been unfaithful to him.
It is good to make the Lord your refuge. And he will pave the way for you to enter the heaven.
It shows how important for us not to fret or get angry when people do things to make you angry. Commit your way to the Lord and trust him. Be still despite all obstacles life would bring in your path and in due time God will show his face and you will enjoy life long prosperity. The wicked will be surely destroyed.
To sum it up, “Trust in the LORD and do good”
Here, it shows how fruitless the so called “earthly prosperity” is. Many, even in my family think and believe money is prosperity. And they admire all the millionaires in the world calling them blessed. But they do not realize where they would end up. Usually in bankruptcy. With an incurable disease, or even in a deadly accident.
The cloth themselves with violence and are proud. They oppress people, but for how long. God knows their destiny. It is better to be near God than amass wealth and trust it.
Those who trust God and live a righteous life end up in heaven whereas hose who trusted in riches would end up in hell.