Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Imperatives From Psalm 37, Part 3

In review, the Lord has told us not to worry about evil doers and not to be envious of those who work iniquity.

Verse three begins some positive imperative commands.

"Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed." Psalm 37:3

God commands us — don't worry about those other people — what's important for you is trust Me and do good! Sounds simple, huh? Try it. It's not as simple as it sounds but the Lord uses the imperative to emphasize the importance of it.

I think, that for many Christians, the one thing that we find the hardest is trust — trusting the Lord. We find it hard to trust Him to do the best thing for us. We find it hard to trust Him to care for us. We find it hard to trust Him to take care of our enemies. So we skip the trust part and attempt the "do good" stuff. That makes us feel better.

However, we can't properly do good until we Trust in the LORD.

Trust and Obey
Words by John H Sammis

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

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