1 Don’t get upset over evildoers;Psalm 31:1-11
don’t be jealous of those who do wrong,
2 because they will fade fast, like grass;
they will wither
like green vegetables.
3 Trust the LORD and do good;
live in the land, and farm faithfulness.
4 Enjoy the LORD,
and he will give what your heart asks.
5 Commit your way to the LORD!
Trust him! He will act
6 and will make your righteousness
shine like the dawn,
your justice like high noon.
7 Be still before the LORD,
and wait for him.
Don’t get upset when
someone gets ahead—
someone who invents evil schemes.
8 Let go of anger and leave rage behind!
Don’t get upset—it will only lead to evil.
9 Because evildoers will be eliminated,
but those who hope in the LORD—
they will possess the land.
10 In just a little while
the wicked won’t exist!
If you go looking around their place,
they won’t be there.
11 But the weak will inherit the land;
they will enjoy a surplus of peace.
What events in your life cause you to be “upset” or “jealous” (vs. 1) and what are the responses and alternatives given in these verses? Listen for a specific invitation in them today.
Memory Verse –
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
3he restores my soul.