The wicked plot…but the Lord laughs… (Psalm 37:12).
The wicked may hatch all sorts of evil plots that appear to benefit themselves, but God always gets the final word and the last laugh!
This 37th Psalm is filled with the contrasts of the temporary advantages of evil versus the eternal rewards of righteousness. Wicked people may flourish for a moment in time, but righteous people have both an inheritance that lasts forever and God’s help every single day too! In other words, the righteous get to securely live in a win-win relationship.
With this in mind, David instructs the righteous how to live out their days:
- not fretting over evil people
- trusting God to supply their needs
- doing good for others
- delighting in God
- remaining steadfastly committed to God
- refraining from anger
- full of hope
- securely in God’s peace
Righteous people can live securely every single day because they know that not only does God holds them securely today, but He will continue to hold them securely for all of eternity. Secure people are empowered to live a joy-filled, others-centered, God-glorifying life.
If you know Jesus as your Savior, you can say “Amen!” to this secure way of living.