Encouragement from Psalm 37

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.

Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. – Psalm 37:1-3

There are evildoers, of that we are all well aware. One of life’s miseries for the Christian is beholding those who are purposefully wicked carry out their wicked designs with seeming success. An especially galling sight is the man who brings dishonor upon Christ and Christianity by his hypocritical life:

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. – Titus 1:16

Even as the Christian grieves over those who seemingly find success in sin, she will be comforted as she obeys the Lord’s admonition to:

  • >>not fret
  • >>realize the true state of the wicked
  • >>trust the Lord to deal with the situation
  • >>do good

The Christian may engage in fighting evil, but may not fret because of evildoers. Her focus must be upon the Lord, and upon personal duties to do good. This gives a sweet calmness to the heart, in the midst of spiritual battles.

The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. – Psalm 145:20,21

2 Responses to “Encouragement from Psalm 37”

  1. Laura says:

    Good post, Mama.

  2. Joyce says:

    Thank you, Dearie. The LORD certainly knows how to encourage us, eh?
    Love, Mom