Today is our last Sunday of Chris Nye’s 4-week series on finding Jesus in the Psalms. The Psalm reading for today is from Psalm 37. I’ve actually written on this Psalm once before in a post called Don’t Fret, but I decided to post the verses that we read in church today for Psalm Sunday anyway. It’s a wonderful Psalm with great advice on how to deal with “the wicked.” And David certainly had his share of wicked people plotting against him, so he should know whether this is sound advice.
A psalm of David.
1 Don’t worry about the wicked
or envy those who do wrong.
2 For like grass, they soon fade away.
Like spring flowers, they soon wither.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires.
5 Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust him, and he will help you.
6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,
and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
7 Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.