and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes. (Psalm 37:7)
I love the Psalms. When I read them I think about the Authors. The ultimate Author, of course, is the Holy Spirit who directed the men who wrote the scripture. But the human used in this case was David.
This is the same David who saw an evil King Saul try to kill him, when he had done nothing to deserve it. This is the David who had men planning their wicked schemes against him for much of his life.
It’s difficult to watch cruel and evil people prosper in this world, but we need to remember that this world is all they’ve got.
Soon the wicked will disappear.
Though you look for them, they will be gone.
The lowly will possess the land
and will live in peace and prosperity. (Psalm 37:10-11)
As children of the Most High, we should pray for the wicked, not worry over their successes. When it’s all said and done, the wicked have nothing but misery waiting for them if they don’t change their ways…
Those of us who have attained life through the victorious works of our Savior should not fret over them, but rejoice in our victory and pray for the lost.