not thyself because of evildoers, neither be 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. Delight thyself
also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of
thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in
him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment
as the noonday."
Don't Envy Evil
37th Chapter of the Book of Psalm talks about the true
state of the wicked. Though David was troubled by the
prosperity of the unrighteous, he knew by faith that
their undeserved bounty would be cut off. His underlying
belief is that God will intervene in His time! Then the
temporary reversal of fortunes will be set right and the
righteous shall inherit the earth.
David should be an influence on us today.
We should never envy evil people, even though some may
be extremely popular or excessively rich. Sometimes, it
is hard not to envy because we are still in this corrupt
world. But we must remember, no matter how much others
have, it will fade and vanish like grass that withers
Those who follow God however, live differently from the
wicked, and in the end, will have treasure in heaven.
What an unbeliever gets in his lifetime will only last a
lifetime. But what a faithful Christian gets as a
believer, following God, will last an eternity.
David calls us to take delight in the Lord and to commit
ourselves to Him. He will fulfill our every need while
we are here on this earth.
Commit yourself ~ Entrust all you have to Him to control
and to guide you. He can better take care for us than we
May you have a wonderfully blessed day sharing the Good
News of Jesus in every situation you encounter.