Psalms 37:7 - Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). Keep me from anxious thoughts and may my I learn to be still in Your presence, to rest in Your love and to wait patiently for You to act – knowing that You work all things together for our benefit and for Your glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. Each section has its own imagery and logic. Psalm 37:7 ESV - Be still before the LORD and wait - Bible Gateway Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in … II. In this meaning of the word we do really "rest in the Lord." Do not vainly argue the question; be silent to God, and he will speak by-and-by and explain the difficulties of his providence. "The Lord is my Shepherd," says the holy psalmist, "I shall want nothing.". Or, 2, about the general dispensations of God's providence. Having Christ, we want nothing more. Proverbs 3:12 God Corrects Us (beige) "Hope deferred makes the heart sick," and when that hope is long deferred it often breaks the heart altogether. Climb another stair, marked, "Commit thy way and trust." So, too, in regard to the manifold sins and sorrows of human life: the slowness of our own growth in goodness; the secret sorrows of our homes — in regard to all them, and every other like to them, take the precept of our text. They forget that they are fellow-workers with God, and that God's working-day is all time and all eternity. In its whole form of nine verses, the psalm reflects the yearning for Jerusalem as well as hatred for the Holy City's enemies with sometimes violent imagery. The griefs which make the ungodly pine are not for you. It is not our job to worry. It is not our job to worry. Look at the energetic tradesman; he seems incessantly active; he labours early and late; nothing seems so foreign to him as rest. Do not fret about that. "Anger stirreth up strife." (Ver. 2. The ruin involves(1) The contempt of Jehovah. IV. All life is submitted to this law. Malign passions are to the soul what the legions of locusts are to the vegetation of the East — they eat up the life. 2. This is a far higher thing than that we have now considered. But he was not too tired to lie down, and to the weary in every age he proclaims the glad restfulness of the soul in God. The psalmist had been wandering in the same bewildering way. It is said the "wicked shall be driven away in his wickedness." Roe, M. A.I. To the man who waits on God it is indispensable that he trust his guide.2. Psalm 37:7 - KJV. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. This rest of conscious strength is closely associated with every Christian grace, and is as necessary to our success in the conflicts of the divine life, as it is to the culture of our higher nature. He must pray in his closet before he can honour his Maker in the multitude or shop, in pulpit or street. To the eye of reason it seems as though the man were walking aimlessly; as though his life, with its continual interruption, and confusion, and stumbling, and baffling, were an utter, irredeemable failure. To rest in the Lord is to be silent in the Lord. (2) The rest, which is the inward aim of the soul, and to which every man may attain, is foreshadowed by the contentment of little children, though theirs is the peace of ignorance, not the peace of wisdom. They wish to gather in the harvest almost as scan as they have ploughed the soil or cast in the grain. It stimulates to the infliction of injury upon others. Our Lord repeats the former part of this verse in the Sermon on the Mount. If so, you have noticed that each wave was full of little, irregular swirlings and eddies, moving in all possible directions. 37:25), David wrote Psalm 37 to share his insights on this problem. "Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." 7. We come all into the world alike naked and defenceless; and it is to the same bountiful hand, which clothes the lilies of the field, we owe our food and raiment. He will deal with the evil in the world. So He does, and probably will; and it is this side of the lesson of faith in God which I want to bring out of this psalm — the lesson of waiting.1. We come all into the world alike naked and defenceless; and it is to the same bountiful hand, which clothes the lilies of the field, we owe our food and raiment. Submission to all God's will. Rest in the L ord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Then —, 2. )Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way.The prosperity of the wicked consideredJ. 2. For obedience is of the very nature of faith.3. but what is your religion and faith good for, if it will not hold you to the primary truths of religion? Further, weariness comes at times even to the relief of the spiritual faculty, and gives the half-awakened spirit its first lessons in the mighty art of faith,. They think that everything is against them, because in the little space that they can cover, and the little vision that they possess, they cannot discern that for which they wait. THIS SPIRIT OF milder afflictions which we at times are called on to suffer. We need to be silent before God in order to realize our personal reconciliation with Him through the blood of Atonement, to walk in His Spirit, to spend our lives as His obedient, trusting children. And this is often a severe trial of faith. To the man who waits on God it is indispensable that he trust his guide. Bible Study | Psalm's 37:7 | Pr. Psalm 42 is a lament psalm written by men who formerly were able to freely worship God with the Lord’s people. Psalm 33 Psalm 35. Believe that the Lord lives, acts, governs. Faith fights a good fight, which requires, however, that it rest in God. It inflicts an injury on the soul of its possessor. But, assuredly, it should be a hopeful waiting. This implies that we are the Lord's people. 5.-7.) Think what a good God thou hast; yea, what a blessed God He is. God brings men to His consummations only by His own road. And so it seems not only to reason, but to weak faith. WITH REGARD TO THE PERSONS SAID TO BE THUS PROSPEROUS. For His arrangements concerning our afflictions. ( C) when people succeed in their ways, ( D) when they carry out their wicked schemes. They have full confidence in the love of their parents, and no doubt as to their power. And this truly is to know Him. "Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken." 3 My a heart became hot within me. 2. I have lost sight of him for many years." To wait for the Lord is to wait for His promised help, and to hope in Him for deliverance out of all our troubles. The psalm backs its exhortations by numerous promises (vers. We must not be surprised that men are so slow to learn this lesson. before the Lord. Like the hidden fire of the volcano, it reveals itself by terrible vibrations. All his sympathies, interests, hopes, are rooted in the earth, and he will hold on to the last with the energy of desperation; still he must go.2. 2. Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes—it only makes things worse. For obedience is of the very nature of faith. 9, 10.) Thus, obedience is not always cheerful; and just in proportion to its lack of this element, it is defective. It is to believe He will give and guide; and so it implies faith. It is a voluntary rest, which is to some extent within our own power; it is a sign of vigour rather than weakness, of strong will rather than of over-taxed effort. They wish to gather in the harvest almost as scan as they have ploughed the soil or cast in the grain. Just as gravitation acts upon each separate particle of the stone which rolls down the mountain-side, so God's general providence reaches its result through the special providences. Man has no right to fix the time. Let us help it forward as we best can. Sometimes you do not observe the process, but presently, unexpectedly, you see the result of the working out of the law, "Yet a little while and the wicked shall not be." (Ver. It is in simple matters that God is most seen. Our Price: $4.88 Save: $2.11 (30%) Buy Now. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. Our Price: $41.99 Save: $28.00 (40%) Buy Now. Retail: $19.98. Hope enters into the battle full of expectation, and confidence, and strength; patience is the virtue of the veteran who has gained it in many a struggle, in many a march, and in many a triumph. 1), "because of evil-doers;" and again (ver 8), "fret not thyself in any wise to do evil." A. Thus, obedience is not always cheerful; and just in proportion to its lack of this element, it is defective. They were not. "Yet a little time and the wicked shall not be. xxxvii. Sooner let Him hurl His thunders at me, and rain down His fires on my spirit than laugh at me. See again, WHAT BESIDES RIGHTEOUS LABOUR SUCH A STILLNESS SUPPOSES. This is especially the case with Christian men in their Christian work. 1. "Evil-doers shall be cut off." Psalm 37:7-20: Be still before the Lordand wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Feel that you can waive your desires, and tarry the Lord's leisure. This is the natural law. Psalm 37:7-11. A. Did you ever study the waves of the ocean? Psalm 37:7, ESV: "Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!" Psalm 37:7 MSG - Quiet down before GOD, be prayerful - Bible Gateway. WITH REGARD TO GOD. 5. It is much more easy to bear a heavy affliction, if it be short, than to bear a long affliction, though it be light. I. GOODNESS IS NOT SO MUCH SPECIFIC DEEDS AS A FAITHFUL HEART: it is being, rather than doing, though sure to lead to right doing. Be silent to the Lord; Digito compesce labellum, lay thine hand upon thy mouth when chafing ripe, when ready to let fly at those that wrong thee. THE STEPS TO THIS ROYAL CHAMBER OF REPOSE. "Fret not thyself," says the psalmist (ver. Psalm 37:7(NLT) Verse Thoughts These words of David have been of great comfort to many who have been overwhelmed by the fights and fancies of evildoers, who in comparison with the godly man, seem to prosper in the ways of the world and who can excite envy from those that are seeking to … Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. The whole way is ordered, it is true, but ordered through the steps. They are carried on in the larger order of God's plan. He remained hopeful in the presence of the cross, the symbol, it would seem, to others, of everlasting defeat and shame. If thou hast a living, active faith, thou shalt be provided for. Come away from contact with worldlings. V. PERFECT REST FROM WEARINESS. Let us help it forward as we best can. Psalm 37:7(NLT) Verse Thoughts. Did you ever study the waves of the ocean? Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top. A religious life is favourable to life. It stimulates to the infliction of injury upon others. We read in Isaiah's prophecy, "This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest;" and I know there are some weary ones here. "Wait patiently for" the Lord, for this is the only way of keeping our minds calm. I. GOODNESS IS NOT SO MUCH SPECIFIC DEEDS AS A FAITHFUL HEART: it is being, rather than doing, though sure to lead to right doing. II. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top. Psalm 137 is a hymn expressing the yearnings of the Jewish people during their Babylonian exile. Salmenes 37:7 Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930) Psalm 37:7-11 Quiet down before GOD,be prayerful before him. So our lives are what their details are. Psalms 37:7. III. But all this opposition only brings ruin on themselves. It "gnasheth upon him." To wait for the Lord is to wait for His promised help, and to hope in Him for deliverance out of all our troubles. Nay, even though the Almighty should reduce, instead of exalting us, and assign us trouble and disgrace, where perhaps we might hope for a better lot; yet will it not be difficult to find a lenitive for this grievance. THE CONNECTION OF THE WICKED WITH THE EARTH IS NOT ENVIABLE.1. After his conspicuous blunder he wrote to his wife from Mafeking: "Well, I have had quite enough of it all. But the righteous have an inward life that turns outward things into gold; they feast royally at the table of God, as is said in the twenty-third psalm. Quiet down before GOD, be prayerful before him. Read Psalm 37 online (KJV) Be still before the L ord Look especially at verse 23. (2) The recoil of their own purposes. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. If the principle is true, what is often called passive goodness is the necessary condition, nay, the interior fountain of active goodness. ENVIOUS ANGER THAT THE WICKED ARE BETTER OFF THAN YOU IS SINFUL. Psalm 37:7 - ESV. It is as when one has been travelling for long hours over a rough road, amid storm and mist, with night drawing on, looking, as he gains the top of every successive hill, for the spires of the city to which he is going, and seeing instead only a new stretch of dreary road, and a new hill to be climbed — he is tempted to think his guide has lost the way, and to take matters into his own hands. In how many ways the wicked labour to beat down the ideas, thwart the plans, and wound the feelings of the righteous!2. To wait for the Lord is to wait for His promised help, and to hope in Him for deliverance out of all our troubles. The meaning here is implied by contrast — see the beginning of the psalm, as to fretting; anxious, worldly care; the unrest of the wicked, of which sin is the great cause. Hope in God maketh not ashamed. Mark, too, that the "steps" are ordered. Babu Cherian | Malayalam Christian Message christian media. His help will come, if we wait; His help will be sufficient when it does come. They think that everything is against them, because in the little space that they can cover, and the little vision that they possess, they cannot discern that for which they wait. To wait patiently for God is to hold the heart open for what God gives. 5. II. "I seem to be walking round and round and arriving nowhere," he said sadly, "and I am thoroughly tired of it all." 84). Worrying about others can cause unneeded stress and can wear on you. Psalm 37:7 Be Still In The Presence Of The Lord (blue) Psalm 37:7 Be Still In The Presence Of The Lord (brown) Psalm 37:7 Be Still My Soul (devotional)01:08 (brown) III. They find their wants supplied, and they have no cares. We are to wait unwaveringly (ver. THIS SHOULD BE A MESSAGE OF COMFORT TO US AMID LIFE'S PAINFUL PERPLEXITIES, One night Henry Drummond sat up with a young man who had lost himself in philosophical speculations. Aye, but simple matters illustrate great principles. It is not merely now a man looking upon that which is objective, and being rather disturbed by it; but things are coming near and touching him personally; the successful device has entangled him, and now passion is rising; he is getting excited; he has began to imagine an opposite device, and thinks to overcome strength by strength. III. Psalm 37:7 Wait Patiently. Submission — if there be any distinction between these virtues — would fall on the side of the passive graces. The balance of the mind, the equipoise of feeling, a harmony of the inner with the outer life, the peace of desire, and the repose of the consciousness of truth. II. IT IS THE RIGHTEOUS WHO REALLY INHERIT THAT WHICH IS BEST IN THIS LIFE. Aye, worse than locusts, they are fiends, kindling fires that burn down to the very centre of being, and reduce to ashes the better parts of human nature.2. There is natural amiability, but that has cost no struggle. Lay to heart the truth that God, as surely as lie lives, is on the side of right. Read verse in New International Version Do we do well to be angry, if, having a proper competency, we want only what would be a clog and incumbrance? Look especially at verse 23. Can the boldest imagination create a figure to give a more terrible representation of misery than this — the "laugh" of the Infinite? in the case of Haman. They lose heart and lose faith, and then very speedily they cease to work altogether. If He did finish it, then rest in Him, and be glad. Ver. What hast thou to do in ordering thine own way? Hope in God maketh not ashamed. It is not being sanguine, but being trustful, that is required of us. If so, you have noticed that each wave was full of little, irregular swirlings and eddies, moving in all possible directions. Malign passions are to the soul what the legions of locusts are to the vegetation of the East — they eat up the life. II. "Wait" signifies to be strong, firm, stable; to wait, stay, delay: to wait for, to await, from the notion of enduring, holding out, which is kindred with that of strength. Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown. I have now briefly to allude to a third form of this great duty and privilege — THE REST OF VICTORY WHICH FLOWS OUT OF DEEP FAITH; that peace with God which Jesus gives, which passes all understanding. Quiet down before GOD, be prayerful before him. If so, you have noticed that each wave was full of little, irregular swirlings and eddies, moving in all possible directions. Here patience has her perfect work, and is entire, wanting nothing. II. His help will come, if we wait; His help will be sufficient when it does come.(H. It is not in the lordly storm, or in the over-mastering hurricane that Nature puts forth her powers of growth and increase. of that water and shut out all the rest, you might say that it was a mere watery chaos; but when your eye takes in the whole wave, you see that a common movement propels its whole mass, and takes up into itself all these minor movements, and bears them on with the regularity of a marching host. Only the Spirit brooding over our hearts can secure this. He is not to fret himself because of the prosperity of the wicked. Here He bids you open all your heart, and pour forth your desires, for He will satisfy them. "Fret not thyself in any wise" (Ps. Psalms 37:7 Context. Hope is the flush of the morning-dawn, bright and gladsome, indeed; patience is the seeing sun in its golden softness and beauty, gilding and crowning the last hours of the day. 1. It signifies to wait upon God in prayer, with faith and patience.2. THEIR APPLICATION. We are not Christians if we do not, for the very first mark of a believer is that he rests in Christ for everything. WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM.1. Add to this, that a contented deportment, under adversity or distress, is the most probable means of engaging the Almighty to withdraw His scourge. See again, WHAT BESIDES RIGHTEOUS LABOUR SUCH A STILLNESS SUPPOSES. This animosity is here represented(1) As cunning, it "plotteth against the just"; it is fertile in schemes of ruin. 3. THEIR OPPOSITION BRINGS ON THEM TERRIBLE MISERY.1. 2. It often requires all our strength "to sit still" and believe in the love of God, and even to augment our confidence in that love, when what we think to be our proper interests are disregarded, and apparently trifled with, and perhaps in our view utterly sacrificed. You have seen two children bidden by their parent to wait in a certain place for an hour, until he should return, or until some promised pleasure should be prepared: and you have seen the one cheerfully occupy himself with a book or with some object at hand, while the other, though he obeyed the command to remain, fretted, and watched the clock, and wondered when father would return, and was angry because he did not come sooner, and began to fear that he would not come at all, and so made himself generally miserable until the hour had expired. (1) Under the restless garb of the busiest of mankind abides the constant desire to procure a sufficiency. In His wisdom for counsel and guidance. If we go up or down, to the right or to the left, we can find nothing beyond our Lord. WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM.1. Salmos 62:1 En Dios solamente espera en silencio mi alma; de El viene mi salvación.. Josué 10:12 Entonces Josué habló al SEÑOR el día en que el SEÑOR entregó a los amorreos delante de los hijos de Israel, y dijo en presencia de Israel: Sol, detente en Gabaón, y tú luna, en el valle de Ajalón.. Jonás 1:11 Psalm 37:7 honesty life patience. It is amidst the drenching dews, in the still dawning of the spring-time, that the leaf unfolds itself, and the tender shoot steals upwards. In his all-sufficiency for reasonable and sufficient supplies. Psalm 37:7 King James Version (KJV). - S. 1. (2) The rest, which is the inward aim of the soul, and to which every man may attain, is foreshadowed by the contentment of little children, though theirs is the peace of ignorance, not the peace of wisdom. 1. The only thing we are to be careful about is that we step each time in God's track.