Blogging the Bible Day 88: Psalms 36-38

Oh that I could go back and advise my teenage self of this and he would listen,

“Be not envious toward wrongdoers…Trust in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37:1b, 3, 4

I know I did and many others are envious towards wrongdoers because they believe the wrong is what will ultimately give them the desires of their hearts. Oh how mistaken I was!

How true this is…

“Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.” Psalm 37:8b

Psalm 38 has some interesting lines and it shows that yes the righteous, the saved, those that walk with God still struggle with sin…

“For I am ready to fall,
And my sorrow is continually before me.
18 For I confess my iniquity;
I am full of anxiety because of my sin.” -Psalm 38: 17, 18

But then…

“But my enemies are vigorous and strong,
And many are those who hate me wrongfully.
20 And those who repay evil for good,
They oppose me, because I follow what is good.” -Psalm 38:19, 20

So which is it?

Sinner or you follow what is good?

Maybe both.

And now a quick music video from my youth based on Psalm 36


Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 25 & 26

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