Psalm 37 tells us to Fret Not because of Evil Doers.
Does that give us a license to care not that evil is operating in our world?
Does Psalm 37:1 mean that we should give the doers of evil no thought?
And if not what thoughts do we give?
1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. source
Would you agree that in this Land there is an abundance of Doers of Evil?
I for sure would. (And many of them are congregating on a Hill.)
Yet I wonder if I have been guilty of being envious of them?
Envious that they go on year after year in many cases and reap no visible signs of justice.
But I don’t know that, do I?
And what business is it of mine anyway?
What is my business where the evildoer is concerned?
Especially the evildoer that makes laws that bear on my life or the lives of others.
Should not I be concerned about such?
What is our duty before GOD when we see what we are seeing here in the Winter of 2021?
Fret not for sure.
I won’t ask how to fret not because the rest of Psalm 37 explains in grand detail how.
Even so, I still have the question, beyond not fretting:
What can the average Mary and James do about corruption?
What should the average Mary and James do when they encounter an instrument of evil?
As you may have noticed, I have more questions than answers today.
Albeit, I do have this to offer:
2 Corinthians 10:
3 For though we walk in the flesh [as mortal men], we are not carrying on our [spiritual] warfare according to the flesh and using the weapons of man.
4 The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
5 We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,
6 being ready to punish every act of disobedience, when your own obedience [as a church] is complete. source
If you will please share your insights with me.
If not in the comment section of this page, an email will reach me.
I baked three pans of cookies today.
Mommas all across this Land at one time or another have baked cookies with daughters, and sons too. With love, flour and sugar, and perhaps some chocolate chips and pecans something special can be created that will last long after the last crumb of the last cookie has been eaten. Memories.
But here in America to date around 62 million (and counting) daughters and sons did not have the opportunity to eat the last crumb or laugh or giggle or watch through the window of the oven door, just waiting for their cookies to be ready. Why?
Approximately 3,000 womb babies are killed each week. Legally.
Hundreds of little boys and girls are killed every day here in this Land of Laws.
What if on a day certain we were to ask a few questions?
What if we asked, was it good that your mother had the legal right to kill YOU while you were growing in her womb?
Obviously, she left that option on the table; otherwise, you would not be here to advocate a woman’s right to choose to kill her product of conception if that son or daughter is a bother to her.
Would it be alright with you and would you stand on the side of the street holding signs demanding that your mother have the legal right to kill you NOW?
Perhaps you are costing her too much money.
Perhaps you are an inconvenience or she thinks you are a drain to her well-being.
Perhaps you are a hindrance to her career, and life would just be easier for her if she just got rid of you.
Would that be okay with you?
I mean we could enlist Lawmakers to make it legally possible for her to be indoctrinated that you are just too much of a hardship and certain businesses are well equipped with means to kill you effortlessly and painlessly and then she could go on her merry way like you never existed.
Would that be okay with you?
Psalm 139 NLT
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! source
Considering GOD had these words recorded and preserved these thousands of years, how might you think He will respond to you one day about this abortion business?
Just a little reading this morning to start your day or bring it to a sweet close as the case may be for you.
Psalm 33 NKJV
4 For the word of the Lord is right, And all His work is done in truth.
5 He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
13 The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.
14 From the place of His dwelling He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth;
15 He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22 Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You. source
Dusting floors (for me) lends to thinking.
I am continuing to pray and I continue to hope for a miracle.
Even so, I am a realist and I don’t see as far down the road as He does.
I think He wants to give us this ultimate miracle that I know I am not alone in seeking.
I really want it to look the way that seems good to me. But He is GOD. I’m not.
This year for many has been a nightmare.
One we want desperately to wake up from.
What if we don’t?
What if the American Dream we once enjoyed, never returns?
What then? Will we be so disillusioned our faith will fail?
I expect millions will rejoice for a while, but in time blinded eyes will open – some will cry out to GOD (which is what I ultimately want) and He will individually save them in the midst of their desperation.
Others will see but pride will ride them to the grave. I do not want this for them.
Neither does GOD but there’s that precious gift of free will.
There are not voluminous things for which I can be absolutely sure but I am of this. Every soul not received into Heaven is because they chose to stay on the road they began on.
Church, we have much more praying to do I think. And even more, Bible Studying. His Word will sustain us in great times or long and drawn out nightmare times.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. (NKJV)
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, to the very end. (NKJV)
33 Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end.34 Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart.35 Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.36 Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money!37 Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.38 Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you.39 Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good.40 I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness. (NLT) source
Abba, this life sucks the life out of people; it always has but we are noticing it more this year.
I am wondering today though if I have done enough in this life-draining year of 2020 to show people that YOU ARE THE GIVER OF LIFE still even in this year.
And I think I’ve not been as encouraging as I could have been.
Please forgive me and I pray my brothers and sisters will forgive me too.
You love us no less in this COVID year.
You are no less FULL of Power and Authority in this COVID year.
You are no less JUST in this year of more visible corruption.
You hate sin and injustice no less in this year.
You are not lazy or slow or apathetic in this year, but I am, please forgive me.
YOU have NOT changed even though our day to day breathing in and out of earth air has changed – a change we don’t like.
But who are we, who am I to complain when I know this world is not my Home?
YOU have provided a HOME for me and YOU have assured me YOU will get me safely there when it is ready for me.
What in this world do I have to worry about, fuss about, or be afraid of?
Good questions, huh?
Thank YOU for reminding me.
YOU are so good to me.
YOU alone are AWESOME. Thank You.
So, I pray for the will to love You and People more and more. I pray to rest easy in Your Love and Faithfulness to me, to do what YOU tell me and wait for YOU to deal with what I cannot.
Amen and amen in The Name of the Only Wise and Holy GOD, Adonai Yeshua.
Here’s a taste. Use the link above for more. And there is more. So, much more!
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,And He shall give you the desires of your heart. source
A special Thank you to a sister named Rachel. Thank you for speaking truth, correcting truth to me.
I have received it. I love you always.