February 16, Reading 2 – Psalm 37

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SAA Notes

Over the ages, Christians have memorized many of these verses and found comfort. They will comfort you too. Print out one and place it on your fridge.

SJA Notes

“Fret not …”

David has this word of exhortation repeated through this psalm.

He rolls around the same cycle of thought.

One. Don’t fret.

We can often spend a great portion of our time in worry. David here points to a worry about evil people, those who would do us harm.

Two. God is faithful. He keeps us.

The cure for anxiety (fretting) is to turn our attention to the Lord. To remember His faithfulness. To trust Him and do His will.

Three. Wickedness will not last.

While our inheritance in the Lord is in the next life, those unrepentant have no such hope in their possession.

There is nothing that lasts in wickedness, except their end.

And how good are these words of encouragement for us, as we order our paths before the Lord,

“The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.”

* Dear God,

Thank You that You uphold the hand of Your people. As we walk through both storms and chaos and also times of sunshine and fair weather, You hold our hand, You guide our paths, You uphold our steps!

Please lead us not into temptation Lord God, and deliver us from evil today!

Amen.

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