Ps 37:1-5 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou 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.
We live for those things which delight us. David is saying don’t fret over evildoers, don’t envy those who work against the ministry. Why should you, they will vanish away! Do good and rejoice! Stay in the land of promise and you will be fed. Besides doing all of these things; delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. This is quite a promise. Following people who are not so dedicated to God only leads you to imaginary places. What are some of those things you delight in most? We should take to heart the Lords Word and delight ourselves in our service to Him. Being pleasing to the Lord should become a delight. There is no other like Him. Service to Him is like none other. He does not lie. He does not flinch. He does not repent. He does not do evil. He is good whether we perceive it or not. He cannot be voted in or out, He is in. He takes the oversight of all, both good and evil. He is the one who determines the outcome in all things. There is not one promise given that He will not bring to pass. To commit our way to the Lord, many times goes against our feelings. He does not answer on our time schedule. He promises often and delivers infrequently according to our perception, but committing our ways to Him brings benefits innumerable and goes beyond our knowledge and perception. So whether we see it or not, just be happy about doing the right thing because God is working for us.
Submitted by: Pastor W.J. Davidson