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Reflections on Psalm 37 - Do Not Envy the Wicked!

Updated on October 10, 2013

Who Are the Wicked?

The next time you get in a TIZZY over the wicked prospering, it is important to take a step back. Catch your breath and pause. Place ALL your anger in a bottle. Spin that bottle around until it's pointing directly at you. Yes, you! Can you honestly say in your heart that you are FREE of all wicked thoughts or deeds? Are you perfect? Are you sinless? The answer is no, no, no. Release the anger. Forgive yourself. Forgive them. Pray for them and pray that God will fill your soul with insight and wisdom on the matter at hand. Humble yourself before the Lord. Be content with what the Lord has given you. Remember, God's will be done, not yours. It's not about you. It's all about God. Rejoice in the Lord always, Again, I say rejoice! Be at peace with your neighbor.

Psalm 37

1 Do not fret because of those who are evil

or be envious of those who do wrong;

2 for like the grass they will soon wither,

like green plants they will soon die away.

3 Trust in the Lord and do good;

dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Take delight in the Lord,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Isaiah 48:22 - No Peace for the Wicked

And never forget that the wicked have their own problems, for it says in Isaiah 48:22, there is no peace for the wicked. The wicked lack the very self-control that you have mastered so it is important to show compassion, but never let your compassion get to a point where you condone sin. Do not embrace their sin and say it's okay. Sin is never okay. Flee from sin. People who delight in being wicked are not interested in changing, so you be the agent of change. Remove yourself from that person and pray for them. Pray that God will convict them and change their heart for the better. Amen.

"There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked." - Isaiah 48:22

Meditate on Scripture

If you're hurting, in pain and suffering, please meditate on God's Word. It's powerful and it will help you. Go to somewhere where you can be alone with God's Word and meditate on his Word. It is the very thing your soul craves and for every emotion, remember God has an answer. Praise the Lord for he is good!!


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      Kenneth Avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, MissMelissaK!

      This is an excellent piece of writing. Amazing, to be quite frank with you.

      I loved every word--and the lay-out was superb. Interesting, in-depth, helpful, and very informative. Great job. I confess. I get this way a lot of the times when I see meth dealers driving million-dollar BMW's and wearing millions in gold and sure, I wonder if God sometimes prospers "them," to show His love for them although they are helping to slaughter our teens. Just thinking outloud. "OUR" prosperity is coming and it will not be subject to the I.R.S. Thank God.

      Voted up and all the choices because you deserve it.

      You have such a gift for writing. Just keep writing and good things are bound to happen to you.


      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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      MissMelissaK 4 years ago from Stuart, Florida

      Thank you so much Mekenzie. I wrote that after experiencing an emotional tizzy over the course of a couple of days. I turned to the Bible for answers and wisdom. God always has an answer for everything. His ways are higher. His thoughts are above ours. We are his creations and we must trust him with every fiber of our being. Thank you for your support. God bless you!

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Hello miss, I love your exploration here on Psalm 37. It is so true that we ALL sin and that we need to turn that bottle until it points back at us.

      Our lives are not our own, as you stated, we were bought with a price the precious blood of Jesus - we are a child of the King - what could be greater than that?

      I agree with you that meditation is what our soul craves. His word is alive, unlike any other book. It HIS very word to his creation. It is LIFE giving, healing and life changing.

      What an awesome God we serve. Thanks for writing an uplifting and encouraging article. Great Job!

      God Bless You!