Psalm 37 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 37:3

Have you noticed how often the Word of God calls us to trust in the Lord, to believe what He says in Scripture, to have faith in Him and in all that He says? He knows that trusting in the Lord is the only secure place we have, in a world that lies in the evil one.

He knows that if we acknowledge Him in all our ways and trust Him in all the ups and downs of life, He will direct our goings out and our comings in, and He will govern read more...

Psalm 37:4

Earlier in this Psalm, we are told not to fret about evil-doers nor to be envious of those that work iniquity, for when our mind is correctly focused on the Lord, then our hearts are not weighed down with the troublesome behaviour of the wicked, nor overwhelmed with the continuous influx of evil in the world.

Rather, we are instructed to keep the eyes of our heart upon Jesus Who has promised to carry all our burdens and to comfort us in all our read more...

Psalm 37:5

Many Scripture passages tell us that without faith in the Son of God it is impossible for the unbeliever to be saved and we are told in Hebrews that without faith it is impossible for the believer to please God. We are also told that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. Faith in God is simply believing His Word. Faith simply trusts what God has told us.


Psalm 37:7

These words of David have been of great comfort to many who have been overwhelmed by the fights and fancies of evildoers who, in comparison with the godly man, seem to prosper in the ways of the world and who can excite envy from those that are seeking to walk in spirit and truth. But we are reminded not to fret or to become perturbed by the actions and attitudes of the wicked who seem to prosper in their wicked ways, for they shall receive their just desserts. read more...

Psalm 37:23

God gives His people both provision and protection, and though to the casual eye this may not always seem to reflect the bitter circumstances of life through which many Christians have to pass today, God's provision and protection is established in the eternal realms.

However, it is also true to say that although this heavenly provision and protection is eternally secure for all God's people, many stand witness to His miraculous read more...

Psalm 37:24

Though we have been eternally saved by grace through faith in Christ, and though we have been eternally freed from slavery to sin and severed from the old sin nature, attacks from without and failures from within can cause every one of us to stumble and fall.

Afflictions, faults, failings, and grievous sins can cause us to stumble and sin, and king David is one such example. But the believer who, like David, is a man after God's read more...