” (Heb. disappear. “A little blest is better than a great deal curst; a little blest is better than a world enjoyed; a pound blest is better than a thousand curst; a black crust blest is better than a feast curst; the gleanings blest are better than the whole harvest curst; a drop of mercy blest is better than a sea of mercy curst.” (Brooks, cited in Spurgeon). godless person), so shalt thou dwell in the land,and verily thou shalt be fed. And so, we shouldn’t fear them – but rather we should fear the Lord, as we’re encouraged to do in verse 3. 37:29-33). Your vindication will be unavoidable. 1:2-4). This means the time when God decides to do We also note that David simply wrote of his experience. If there was ever a requirement to receive the promises of God, it is being patient and constantly obeying His Law. a. I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread: David gave a testimony from his own experience. That is, if you consciously enjoy the Lord he will respond to that by giving you what you desire. See that? Answer: Psalm 37:4 says, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Taking delight in the Lord means that our hearts truly find peace and fulfillment in Him. The counsel here is that one should rely on God to carry life’s burdens, as the word “way” means to “roll your way upon the Lord.” The meaning is to remove the burdens from our shoulders and place them upon the shoulders of God. ii. It’s temporary. I am now grey-headed myself; I have travelled in different countries, and have had many opportunities of seeing and conversing with religious people in all situations in life; and I have not, to my knowledge, seen one instance to the contrary. v23   If the LORD likes the way   but that is better than the noise all the godless It will be all the evil people that make life And here’s more of what the Lord will do for you – verse 6. Yet I have not seen the righteous man forgotten (by And so, a righteous man living in the midst of this sin would be tempted to abandon the land that God had called him to. Here he later advises the believers to be filled with the joy of the lord. There’s peace coming. Does that mean, if we go to church every Sunday, God will give us a new Rolls Royce? good (things). The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. The wicked watches the righteous, Verse 5 &6: Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass. Literally, David is having us picture the wicked grinding the just with their teeth. He will preserve his beloved from their enemies because they rely on God. will see what sort of people we are. for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. ii. You have entered an incorrect email address! And actually, from verse 12 on to the end of this psalm, David employs these short sayings that sound a lot like proverbs to describe the reality of the wicked, the righteous, and how God reacts to both of these groups. In contrast, evildoers shall be cut off. And the proverb asserts that this man’s speech and heart lead to a stable life. inheritance. And you can see that the word good in verse 23 is actually italicized. It seems from this verse and others that part of why David wrote this psalm was to encourage God’s people of that time – the Israelites – to stay in the land of Israel. Verse 1: Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. OK, so why should we not fret over people who do evil – or even go a step farther and envy them? The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. Literally, “Roll your path upon the Lord. Those who wait on the LORD, they shall inherit the earth: This is another reason for our delight in and rest upon the LORD. 55:22). i. “The wicked show by their gestures what they would do if they could; if they cannot gnaw they will gnash: if they may not bite they will at least bark.” (Spurgeon). Those who practice evil cannot expect God’s intervention when it is needed. “This was emphatically true of the man Christ, whose steps Jehovah established, and in whose way he delighted.” (Horne). “There want not those still that carry about Cain’s bloody club, hating to the death that goodness in another that they neglect in themselves.” (Trapp). But deliverance will also come. Evildoers and workers of iniquity are limited in their duration. He shall crush them even to the bone but he shall the righteous and uphold them forever. Everyone will know it. Fret not thyself because of evildoers,neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. Its purpose is to teach the righteous how to live in a world filled with wickedness, and how to live among those who hate God. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD;trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Can we have confidence in His promises? Others, like Charles Spurgeon, did not have the same experience and observation: “It is not my observation just as it stands, for I have relieved the children of undoubtedly good men, who have appealed to me as common [beggars]. It is not someone that tries hard to be good. a. “The more we fret in this case, the worse for us.