Sunday, July 19, 2015

Psalm 37

I haven’t shared anything from the Book of Psalms in a very long time. I kind of like this one and can’t think of anything that needs adding. It is a long chapter though, so I didn’t reprint it all. You might want to check it out or maybe I will copy it for next week.

Psalm chapter 37
Don’t be upset because of evil people.
    Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong.
2 Like the grass, they will soon dry up.
    Like green plants, they will soon die away.
3 Trust the Lord and do good.
    Live in the land and enjoy its safety.
4 Enjoy serving the Lord.
    And he will give you what you want.
5 Depend on the Lord.
    Trust him, and he will take care of you.
6 Then your goodness will shine like the sun.
    Your fairness will shine like the noonday sun.
7 Wait and trust the Lord.
    Don’t be upset when others get rich
    or when someone else’s plans succeed.
8 Don’t get angry.
    Don’t be upset; it only leads to trouble.
9 Evil people will be sent away.
    But people who trust the Lord will inherit the land.
10 In a little while there will be no more wicked people.
    You may look for them, but they will be gone.
11 People who are not proud will inherit the land.
    They will enjoy complete peace.
12 The wicked make evil plans against good people.
    They grind their teeth at them in anger.
13 But the Lord laughs at the wicked.
    He sees that their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw their swords.
    They bend their bows.
They try to kill the poor and helpless.
    They want to kill those who are honest.
15 But their swords will stab their own hearts.
    Their bows will break.
16 It’s better to have little and be right
    than to have much and be wrong.

(from the International Children’s Bible)

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