What Does Psalm 37:3 Mean?

Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on faithfulness.

Psalm 37:3(ISV)

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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 our lives in a way that is best for us and those around us.

We are to trust Him in the temporal as well as the spiritual; to trust Him for things of the body as well as the soul; to trust Him in time and into eternity; to trust Him in all the ages and stages of our lives; to trust Him in the insignificant menial tasks of the day as well as the grander decisions that face us in life, and to trust Him in every aspect of His great plan of salvation. For He knows the plans He has for us, but He wants us to trust in Him, to believe His Word, to have faith in Him, even when we don't understand.

Have you noticed how often we are called upon to do good, to love mercy, to forgive, and consider others as better than ourselves? How often we are called upon to follow His paths and listen to His guidance? There is none good, no not one, and the only good that we can perform is when we are in Christ; when we are in union with Christ through faith in Him. But when we are in Christ, we live, and move, and have our being in submission to the Spirit, and in sweet communion with the Father. All good flows from the Lord and the only good of which we are capable is that which is done in His power and strength. God has prepared all these good works in advance for us to do, but remember that all that we do should be to His praise and His glory.

It is through faith in the Lord and submission to the Spirit that we can feed on His Word by faith with thanksgiving, be nourished with the gospel of His great salvation, and rest in His love. And we are to do this in the knowledge that He is with us in the insignificant menial tasks of the day, as well as being our guide in the grander decisions of life that face us.

No matter what happens in life, our times are in His hands and we are called on to trust all into His hands – for this is good and honouring to Him. We are to do the good things that He has prepared for us to do in His strength and power, knowing that He is a faithful God and His faithfulness is new every morning. And He will feed us like a Shepherd and guide us through all the valleys of life.

Great is His faithfulness.

My Prayer

Loving Father, I surrender all into Your hands, for I trust You and desire to do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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