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Fret not thyself {4}

This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Psalm one

Once again in relation to Pslam one, there is a warning that went out from God to his people, a revelation on why we are to act upon God’s instruction and blueprint for our lives because of what God has been revealing to his people. And it is something the blessed man had discovered as he meditates on the word of God day and night, and why he is said to be like a tree planted by rivers of water.

It is because he is preparing for a coming season that if we are not prepared, we like the ungodly will become like chaff in the wind on the appointed day and season.

Psalms 37:1-2 written by David reads, “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.” And not only did this warning went out to God’s people, but to everyone in the world.

In Psalm one we can find this reality, the reality that both the blessed and the ungodly man had received the law or instruction of God, but having received the law both men approached the law differently because upon receiving the law the ungodly both scorn and continued in the way of sinners as he stands to oppose the righteous man.

Yet, God was willing to share his secret with the world, a world in direct rebellion against his coming kingdom, and sharing his plans to destroy the kingdoms, and the lust of the world; among both men with whom God had revealed his plans, only one chose to obey the law, while the other chose to reject the law.

Psalms 2:1, reads,Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” And as we conclude Psalm one, we saw that the ungodly was described to be like chaff in the wind, while the righteous were left standing in the face of justice because only the blessed man took the opportunity presented to prepare himself for the coming season.

Now, based upon what we know about Psalm one, God is providing direction to his people and the world because of a coming appointed judgment. And because of this coming judgment, and what he the blessed man had uncovered in the law, God’s instruction. We know the law to be God’s instruction on how to prepare for the coming judgment.

Therefore, the blessed man is delighting himself in the law of God that he meditates on it day and night. He is being diligent in planning his escape according to God’s blueprint and for the type of judgment, God is sending to destroy the rebellion of the world.

The scripture told us in Psalm 37:1-2. “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.” Because as we prepare for the coming judgment, we are to also prepare against the temptation that will come as we endure the persecution of the ungodly in this world who are rebelling against the kingdom and kingship of Jesus Christ.

And because of the sufferings to come, the temptation will be to abandon the faith to go after the lust of this world, that is the lust of the flesh, the eyes, and the pride of life to defend our lives in this world because of the prosperity of the wicked and those around us through lawlessness. Yet, we are warned to remember the promise of God is to put an end to the kingdom of this world.

Now based on what we have come to know according to God’s law. We are to understand like grass passing away with time, the wicked and disobedient will pass away in the coming judgment. Therefore, we are blessed to avoid the counsel of the ungodly and the temptations that will come. But the way we will overcome the temptations that will come upon the world is by meditating on the word of God day and night, and to remember God’s promises and faithfulness to his people.

And let us not forget, Jesus warned, we must guard ourselves against the coming day, he told us to prepare for the coming persecution that is to come against his people and to prepare for the coming tribulation to strike the earth. Jesus said these things to his disciples, Matthew 10:25 “It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master and the servant as his lord. But if they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?”

And this Jesus spoke to his disciples because of the days that were ahead as it draws closer to his return. And as we draw closer to his return, we are to prepare because of the terror that will strike the earth. And discovering these things in the law of God, the righteous according to Psalm one is blessed for avoiding the counsel of the ungodly and or to avenge himself against the wicked.

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