Psalm 37: 16-24…..Comparisons.

Better is the little that the righteous hasthan the abundance of many wicked. Why is this so?For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,but the LORD upholds the righteous. Because God is definitely on the side of the good man or woman!The LORD knows the days of the blameless,and their heritage will remain forever;theyContinue reading “Psalm 37: 16-24…..Comparisons.”

Psalm 37: 8-15…..Jumbled thoughts!

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.For the evildoers shall be cut off,but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.In just a little while, the wicked will be no more;though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.But the meek shall inherit theContinue reading “Psalm 37: 8-15…..Jumbled thoughts!”

Psalm 37: 1-7…..Simply trusting.

Fret not yourself because of evildoers;be not envious of wrongdoers!For they will soon fade like the grassand wither like the green herb.Trust in the LORD, and do good;dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.Delight yourself in the LORD,and he will give you the desires of your heart.Commit your way to the LORD;trust in him, andContinue reading “Psalm 37: 1-7…..Simply trusting.”

Psalm 36: 7-12….Celebrated victory!

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.They feast on the abundance of your house,and you give them drink from the river of your delights.For with you is the fountain of life;in your light do we see light.Oh, continue your steadfast love to thoseContinue reading “Psalm 36: 7-12….Celebrated victory!”

Psalm 36: 1-6….A comparison between the wicked and God.

Transgression speaks to the wickeddeep in his heart;there is no fear of Godbefore his eyes.For he flatters himself in his own eyesthat his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;he has ceased to act wisely and do good.He plots trouble while on his bed;he sets himself inContinue reading “Psalm 36: 1-6….A comparison between the wicked and God.”

Psalm 35: 22-28….The summing up.

You have seen, O LORD; be not silent!O Lord, be not far from me!Awake and rouse yourself for my vindication,for my cause, my God and my Lord!Vindicate me, O LORD, my God,according to your righteousness,and let them not rejoice over me!Let them not say in their hearts,“Aha, our heart’s desire!”Let them not say, “We haveContinue reading “Psalm 35: 22-28….The summing up.”

Psalm 35: 15-21…..David pours out his distress.

But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered;they gathered together against me;wretches whom I did not knowtore at me without ceasing;like profane mockers at a feast,they gnash at me with their teeth. Comment: Was David’s stumbling something he said or did? Was it a moral failure? Whatever even those who weren’t involved in the incidentContinue reading “Psalm 35: 15-21…..David pours out his distress.”

Psalm 35: 7-14…..My enemies were very nasty!

For without cause they hid their net for me;without cause they dug a pit for my life.Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it!And let the net that he hid ensnare him;let him fall into it—to his destruction!Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD,exulting in his salvation.All my bones shall say,“OContinue reading “Psalm 35: 7-14…..My enemies were very nasty!”

Psalm 35: 1-6…. Please deal with my enemies!

Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me;fight against those who fight against me!Take hold of shield and bucklerand rise for my help!Draw the spear and javelinagainst my pursuers!Say to my soul,“I am your salvation!”Let them be put to shame and dishonourwho seek after my life!Let them be turned back and disappointedwho devise evilContinue reading “Psalm 35: 1-6…. Please deal with my enemies!”

Psalm 34: 12-22…..Life’s desires.

What man is there who desires lifeand loves many days, that he may see good?Keep your tongue from eviland your lips from speaking deceit.Turn away from evil and do good;seek peace and pursue it.The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteousand his ears toward their cry.The face of the LORD is against those whoContinue reading “Psalm 34: 12-22…..Life’s desires.”