Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fret Not

***I was all prepared to vent about our out of control president inserting himself into police investigations, suppressing evidence, influencing the news cycle (oh, there's a new one), etc. etc., but decided to focus on what spoke to me this morning in church. Pastor James started the service with this scripture reading:

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.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalm 37:1-11

This Psalm was written by David. It is an exhortation to believers, a reminder that in the end, the righteous will prevail and evil ones will be cut off. It's a personal reminder to me, as I find myself angry every day when I read the news (the REAL news, not the watered down, leftist hack news most people seem to read). I find myself getting cynical and filled with animosity toward those who seem to have the upper hand right now. I know their ends will be awful, and we will prevail, but how difficult it is to remember that every day!

Here is a good Charles Spurgeon study on this Psalm if you have the time.

***We sang "Because He Lives" this morning,  and the second verse says:

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives! 

What a great promise.


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***                             I don't think he ordered sushi...

***The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. ~~ Herbert Agar

***Have a great day!

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