Ps 37:1-11, 34,37-38
1 Don’t worry about the wicked
or envy those who do wrong.
2 For like grass, they soon fade away.
Like spring flowers, they soon wither.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires.
5 Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust him, and he will help you.
6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,
and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
7 Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.
8 Stop being angry!
Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
it only leads to harm.
9 For the wicked will be destroyed,
but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
10 Soon the wicked will disappear.
Though you look for them, they will be gone.
11 The lowly will possess the land
and will live in peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the godly;
they snarl at them in defiance.
13 But the Lord just laughs,
for he sees their day of judgment coming.
34 Put your hope in the Lord.
Travel steadily along his path.
He will honor you by giving you the land.
You will see the wicked destroyed.
37 Look at those who are honest and good,
for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.
38 But the rebellious will be destroyed;
they have no future.
Break It Down:
Worry, fret or envy the wicked
They will fade away
Trust and delight in the Lord
Live safely in the land and prosper
Give you the desires of your heart
Be angry or become enraged
Leads to harm
Lose your temper
Commit everything to the Lord
He will help me
My innocence will radiate
Justice of my cause will shine
Be still and wait patiently in the presence of the Lord 4 Him to act
God will take care of the wicked – destroying them
Put my hope in the Lord
Travel the sturdy path
God will honor you
See the wicked destroyed
Look to the honest and good people of the world
There is a wonderful future awaiting me