Monday, February 8, 2016

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.  Psalms 37:1

     Would it not be accounted folly in a man that is heir to many thousands per annum that he should envy a stage-player, clothed in the habit of a king, and yet not heir to one foot of land? who, though he have the form, respect, and apparel of a king or nobleman, yet he is, at the same time, a very beggar, and worth nothing?  Thus, wicked men, though they are arrayed gorgeously, and fare deliciously, wanting nothing,
and having more than heart can wish, yet they are but only possessors:  the godly Christian is the heir..... 
                                                                                             Ludovic de Carbone, quoted by John Spencer


Commit thy way unto the LORD.....Psalms 37:5

     When we bear the burden of our own affairs ourselves, and are chastised with anxiety and want of success, and with envying the ungodly who prosper better than we do, the best remedy is first to do our duty, as we are enabled in the use of the means, then cast the care of the success over on God, as
the ploughman doth when he hath harrowed his land; and let the burden of it rest on God, and let us not take it off him again, but put our mind to rest, resolved to take the harvest in good part, as he shall send it.  
                                                                                                                                        David Dickson


Rest in the LORD.....Psalms 37:7

I.  Rest in the will of God, for whatever he wills is for your good, your highest good.

II.  Rest in the love of God, and often meditate on the words of Jesus on this point, "Thou hast loved them as thou hast loved me."

III.  Rest in the mercy of God.

IV.  Rest in the word of God.

V.  Rest in the relation thy God fills to thee; he is the Father.

VI.  Rest in the Lord as he is manifested in Jesus, thy God in covenant.
                                                                James Smith


But the meek shall inherit the earth.....Psalms 37:11

.....The earth is the Lord's; these are the children of the Lord, and they shall inherit his earth.  When the Lord taketh it into his own possession and enjoyment, they shall succeed him in the possession and enjoyment of it.  It is their right, and shall descend unto them by right, by inheritance.  It is the Lord's  right, and by the Lord shall descend to them as their right.  They cannot yet have it for the Lord hath it not yet; but when
the Lord hath it, it shall fairly descend to them.  This accursed earth they shall never have, but when it is taken into the hands of the Lord, and blessed by the Lord, then it shall be theirs, then it shall be inherited by the children of blessing.
                                                                                                                                        John Pennington

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