Stay the Course
This post is inspired by Psalm 37; it deals with keeping ourselves composed in all situations. As people of the Kingdom, new and mature, the enemy is going to try his best to defeat us, or better yet get us to defeat ourselves. One of the tricks is against the vulnerability of our flesh and our worldly ambitions. God wants us to know that were are Kingdom people and heirs to the throne. We are not to envy those who use worldly tactics in exchange for prosperity. I want to take an overall look over Psalm 37 and I pray that it will bless someone’s spirit.
Psalm 37 starts off with giving us a warning of a trick or attack of the enemy uses to try and entice us to turn away from God. Using the ambitions of our flesh to be prosperous, wanting to have nice luxurious materialistic things, to want to be viewed by our peers as being of high status or connected to the “right” circles. This ambition begins to feed our flesh with the sins of envy and jealousy which in turn further feeds the flesh to consider conforming to the ways of the world.
Psalm 37 is here for us to heed the warning of the attack and remind us of the victory we have by staying with our trust fully in the Lord, in verses 1 and 2.
1Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb
Verses 3-8 give the conditions of obtaining victory over the wicked. Trusting in the Lord; Delight ourselves in the eyes of the Lord, Commit thy ways to the Lord will and be obedient; Have patience; Cease from anger. These are not easy things to when fighting our flesh, which is why the bible urges us repeatedly to hold fast to these instructions.
3Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
The bible warns in the following passage the weapons designed for the attack. The evildoers will look down on you, trying to make you feel like you are unworthy because of a lack of some sort of monetary reflection of status. They will try to knock your faith and plant doubt in your spirit regarding your faith in what God promises; to provide a prosperous abundant life. Also in these verses is victory. The same weapons that are designed for the righteous, the wicked will fall by.
12The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
The following scripture tells us that whatever is obtained righteously no matter how small the natural world may view it; that it is better than any amount that the wicked my have.
16A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
So I want to encourage you to stay the course never giving up and forsaking the Lord for those things of the world. The bible teaches us that the victory will belong to the righteous and our inheritance will be forever and that the enemy will be cut down and transference of wealth will take place. Righteous living is not in vain!!!