Psalm 37:1-4 NIV 2011
Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
David’s Psalm gave instructions for godly living. He contrasts the difference between those who do evil/wrong and those who trust the Lord and do “good.” Wise men wrote in Proverbs, 24:19, “for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.” Turning from sinful behavior, God forgave David. He was steadfast in his resolve and trusted the Lord. John 10:9, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.” God gives lasting rewards to His faithful servants.
The world we live in today is no different than those of David’s day. We have people today that have no moral compass but have “everything” they want. My question, “Do they have Jesus?” The first time I read this Psalm, all I could think about was a hymn written by Rhea F. Miller in 1922, I’d Rather Have Jesus. “I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands. I’d rather be led by His nail pierced hand.” God has given me lasting rewards because I am His.
What do we take for granted daily?
Delighted in Jesus,