“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Psalm 37, “Fret Not Thyself Because of Evil Doers,” A Psalm of David, VII

Christian Living

“Emmanuel,”  Norman Hutchins

Fret – Worry

Psalm 37 – Is a Wisdom Psalm written as a Acrostic (a poem, word puzzle).  Its simple message is to Maintain Patience In The Midst Of Troubles.  God’s People can have such Patience because they know that their Eternal Reward Will Abundantly Surpass Any Temporal Troubles.  Amen.

“Fret Not Thyself Because of Evil Doers,”  Vll, Psalm 34:35) I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.  36) Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not:  yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.  37) Mark the Perfect man, and behold the Upright:  for the end of that man is Peace.  2 Timothy 4:6-8.  38) But the transgressors shall be destroyed together:  The End Of The Wicked Shall Be Cut Off.  39) But The Salvation Of The Righteous Is Of THE LORD:  HE IS THEIR STRENGTH IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE.  Isaiah 12:2; Jonah 2:9.  40) And THE LORD Shall Help Them:  HE SHALL DELIVER THEM FROM THE WICKED AND SAVE THEM, BECAUSE THEY TRUST IN HIM.  Amen.  1 Chronicles 5:20; Daniel 3:47.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v32-35, To WAIT ON THE LORD Is An Act Of FAITH; Not To Wait On HIM IS FOOLISHNESS.  like a native green tree:  David admits that the wicked might prosper, but he also affirms that they will not enjoy success forever.  v36, 37 In this context Peace suggests “everything is as it ought to be.”  The Destiny Of The Righteous Is In Sharp Contrast To The Fate Of The Wicked (1:4-6).  v38-40, SALVATION:  The Principal Issue Here Is Not Regeneration But SANCTIFICATION—The Daily Deliverance Of GOD’S People From Temptation And Evil.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v34-40, Duty is ours, and we must mind it; But Events Are GOD’S, we must refer the disposal of them to HIM.  What a striking picture is in ver. 35-36, of many a prosperous enemy of GOD!  But GOD Remarkably Blights The Projects Of The Prosperous Wicked, Especially Persecutors.  None are perfect in themselves, but Believers Are So In Christ Jesus.  If All The Saint’s Days Continue Dark And Cloudy, his Dying Day May Prove Comfortable, And His Sun Set Bright; or, if it should be set under a cloud, Yet his Future State Will Be EVERLASTING PEACE.  THE SALVATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS WILL BE THE LORD’S DOING.  HE WILL HELP THEM TO DO THEIR DUTIES, TO BEAR THEIR BURDENS; HELP THEM TO BEAR THEIR TROUBLES WELL, AND GET GOOD BY THEM, AND, IN DUE TIME, WILL DELIVER THEM OUT OF THEIR TROUBLES.  Let sinners then depart from evil, and do good; Repent of and Forsake Sin, AND TRUST IN THE MERCY OF GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.  Let Them Take HIS YOKE Upon Them, And Learn Of HIM, That They May Dwell For Evermore In Heaven.  Let us mark the closing scenes of different characters, and always depend on GOD’S MERCY.  Amen.      


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