“Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.” Ps. 37:1-3 (NIV)
I find this passage very interesting. The message here can be timely. David tells us not to worry about those who do evil to others. He magnifies his guiding words by further saying we should not envy those who break laws—God’s laws or man’s.
The shepherd king reminds us that evildoer’s time here on earth—as is every man or woman’s—is limited. People become weak through disease, lifestyle, or habits.
Then David turns a corner in his message and advises his readers, including us, to trust in God. In addition, he tells us to do helpful, admirable, and uplifting things. He then, tells us to live in the land and appreciate the protection we have.
In our 21st Century world, we do not see a lot of safety in the world. We have to trust in the LORD for the protection we do have. The world desires peace; lasting peace will come only when Jesus returns to reign on earth