Tehillim / Psalms 37, Part 1, The way of the Righteous in the time of evil


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 37:1-40, David opens the Psalm speaking of the unrighteous saying A Psalm of David 37:1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. 37:2 For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb. (NASB)  David continues regarding the wicked saying:

  • 37:9 For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land. 37:10 Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there. (NASB)
  • 37:12 The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth. 37:13 The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming. 37:14 The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct. 37:15 Their sword will enter their own heart, And their bows will be broken. (NASB)
  • 37:17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the Lord sustains the righteous. (NASB)
  • 37:20 But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the Lord will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish like smoke they vanish away. 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives. (NASB)
  • 37:32 The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him. (NASB)
  • 37:38 But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off. (NASB)

David warns the righteous with a discussion how a righteous person who is suffering at the hand of the wicked can be misled into corrupted morality, seeking retribution, and false doctrines.  The powerful attractions of sinful behavior lie in the unconscious desire to satisfy physical and emotional needs.  The only true protection against the seductive pull of sin is to seek the Lord, rest and wait upon Him and His Messiah, and seeking the wisdom of His ways according to the Torah.  Read More here:Tehillim 37-Part1

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