Sunday, 25 October 2015

Pondering the Psalms - Psalm 37

Each Sunday I am going to choose a Psalm and write down some brief thoughts on it.




Today I'm looking at Psalm 37



Many of the verses in this Psalm exhort us to do something and then we will see God work in us or around us.


V. 3
Trust in the Lord
We will dwell safely


V. 4
Take delight in God
We will gain the desires of our heart


V. 5-6
Commit our ways to God
He will act on our behalf


V. 7-11
Be still and wait patiently on God
The wicked will be cut off and we will possess the Land


V. 16-17
Be righteous
God will uphold us


V. 23-24
Walk in the steps that delight the Lord
He will establish us


V. 27-29 &  32-33
Depart from evil and do good
We will abide forever because God will not forsake His saints


It is important that we know how God desires that we live our lives

V. 30
Speak as a righteous person
God will give us the wisdom to be just


V. 31
Keep the law of God in our hearts
Our steps will not slip


V. 34
Wait on the Lord and keep to His Way
He will exalt us to possess the Land


V. 37
Be a person of peace
God will prosper us


V. 40
Take refuge in God
He will help, deliver and save us







It is important we know how God desires to work in our lives

but 

it is more important 


that we know how God desires that we live our lives.






3 comments:

  1. I love this breakdown! It helps to see it so simplified. This could be a great printable series!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  2. I love how you listed out the action we are called to and God's accompanying promise. It brings so much more insight to a Psalm that has been read over and over again.

    Thanks so much for sharing such an edifying post!

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  3. These verses gave me a wonderful feeling of peace tonight. Thank you for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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