Delight not Fret

  1. Psalm 37 holds a special place in my heart because it was what the Lord used the first time I knew He was speaking to me.
  2. I was home alone on a weekend night reading my Bible. My brother was out at a party. I opened my Bible and read the first verse of Psalm 37. “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!”
  3. It was like the Lord had spoken directly to my thoughts. I held onto that thought for years, “Don’t be jealous of the evil doer,” as it says in another translation. I was way better off where I was, me and the Lord and His word.
  4. There are many treasures in this Psalm. I use it often for myself and others.
  5. When someone tried to imitate All-in-One Homeschool or when someone took my friend to court to try and get her off an election ballot, I used verses like these from Psalm 37.
  6. “The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming” (Psalm 37:12-13).
  7. The wicked may try to plot, but it’s in vain.
  8. “The Lord will not abandon him to his power or let him be condemned when he is brought to trial” (Psalm 37:33).
  9. God’s got the final say in what happens, no one else, and in the end, they will get what’s coming to them.
  10. There are many treasures in this psalm. Let me point out a few more.
  11. Verse 8: Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
  12. Another translation of that is, Don’t worry. It only leads to harm, or only leads to sin! We are only hurting ourselves when we worry and fret. Stop. Don’t do it!
  13. Verse 11: But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
  14. The meek are those who are relying on God! Give up trying to save yourself. Let God take care of you and delight in the abundant peace that comes with a life of trust.
  15. Here’s one more delight verse. Verse 4: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  16. The Lord loves to give Himself to those who ask. May He be your delight, and He will delight to share Himself with you.