PSALM 37

This entry is part 34 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 37

Everything is NOT as it appears on the surface !


 

1. EVIL DOERS HAVE A PRICE TO PAY.  37:1-2
A. THE CONSEQUENCES TO THEIR SINS NOW.
—NATURAL CONSEQUENCES. ROM. 1:27, AS EXAMPLE
—CONSEQUENCES FROM BREAKING LAWS OF MEN.
ROMANS 13:4.
B. THE CONSEQUENCES TO THEIR SINS LATER.
—SIN HAS A CUMULATIVE EFFECT.
HEB. 12:1, PS. 25:11,18.
—JUDGING ONE’S OWN SINS.
>THE GUILT OF THE LOST ON EARTH.
JAMES 2:10, OF JUST ONE SIN: ROM. 6:23.
>THE JUDGMENT OF SINS BY A BELIEVER.
I COR., 11:27-31.
—THE JUDGMENT FROM GOD IS REAL.
>FOR THE BELIEVER.
CHASTENING: JUDGMENT NOW. HEB. 12:6-7.
JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST. 2 COR. 5:10,
1 COR. 3:13-15.
>FOR THE NON-BELIEVER.
THINKS HE ESCAPED BECAUSE JUDGMENT WAS
NOT IMMEDIATE. PS. 94:7-9. REV. 20:11.
IN THE LAST GENERATION: TRIBULATION.
I THES. 5:3, 2 THES. 2:11.

2. THERE ARE VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE BLESSINGS TO
THOSE WHO OBEDIENTLY TRUST THE LORD.
  V. 3-8

A. TRUST HIM. [Hebrew: trust=“to confide, to hope
in, to seek refuge in”
] 2 Kings 18:22-19:35
B. DELIGHT THYSELF IN HIM. [Hebrew: delight=“to
be soft, delicate toward, to be happy about”
]
Isaiah 58:13-14
C. COMMIT YOUR WAY TO HIM. [Hebrew: commit=“to
roll unto”
] Prov. 16:3. Others: Is. 34:4, Amos 5:24.
D. REST IN HIM. [Hebrew: rest=“be silent, become
quiet”
] Ps. 62:5, Ps. 4:4 (“be still“), Josh. 10:13.
E. CEASE FROM EVIL. [Hebrew: cease=“to let drop, to
let go of”
] Josh 18:3, 2 Chron. 15:7.

3. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LOST ?   V. 9-10
A. THEY SHALL NOT BE ON THE EARTH. V. 9.
—TELLS YOU ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THEIR HEART.
WHAT DOES “CUT OFF” MEAN ? (MENTIONED FIVE
TIMES IN THIS PSALM ALONE).

HEBREW=“TO CUT OFF FROM THE LIVING, TO
PERMIT TO PERISH, TO DESTROY, ETC.”

—BY DEATH. GEN. 9:11,
—BY LOSS OF FELLOWSHIP. EX. 31:14, LEV. 17:14.
B. THEY WILL NOT INHERIT THE EARTH (LAND, DRY
GROUND, NOT JUST LIMITED TO PLANET ’EARTH.’)

ONLY THE MEEK WILL. PS. 37:9, 11, MATT. 5:5.
THIS IS A LITERAL INHERITANCE.
—PROMISED BY THE LORD. REV. 5:10.
—JESUS TO BE ON EARTH. ZECH. 14:4.
—WE ARE TO BE WITH HIM. I THESS. 4:17.
C. THE LORD WILL LAUGH AT HIM. V. 13. (WHEN ?)
D. THEY DEVISE EVIL AGAINST OTHERS. V. 14.
—AGAINST THE POOR AND NEEDY. JAS. 2:5, GAL. 2:10.
—AGAINST THOSE WITH UPRIGHT LIVING.
>WHO LIVE HOLY FOR GOD. I PETER 1:15.
>WHO LIVE HONESTLY. I PETER 2:12.
>WHO ARE WITHOUT COVETOUSNESS. HEBREW 13:5.
>WHO ARE PURE AND HAVE THE FEAR OF THE LORD.
I PETER 3:2.
E. THEIR OWN SWORD SHALL CUT THEM. V. 15.
—WHAT IS THIS SWORD ? THEIR WORDS. PS. 64:2-3.
Matthew 12:37.
—WHAT IS THIS BOW ? THE INSTRUMENT WHICH
LAUNCHES THE EVIL IT MAY NOT BE EVIL OF ITSELF,
BUT CAN BE USED FOR EVIL PURPOSES. EX. REV. 6.:2.

4. THE BLESINGS OF A POOR MAN WITH FAITH.    V. 16.
A. HAS LITTLE (MATERIAL WEALTH)
B. HE IS SATISFIED AND HAPPY. 1 TIM. 6:8, HEB. 13:5, LUKE 3:14
—DON’T BE CONTENT WITH THE WORLD, THOUGH.
JUDGES 17:11, JAMES 4:4.
—DON’T TRY TO MAKE EVERYONE ELSE CONTENT.
MARK 15:15
—PS. 65:4 – WITH BEING IN THE LORD’S HOUSE.
>PS. 89:15 – THEY KNOW THE JOYFUL SOUND AND
CARRY IT WITH THEM.
>PS. 32:2 – THEY KNOW AND APPRECIATE THE
FORGIVENESS OF GOD.
>JAMES 1:12 – HE LEARNS THERE TO ENDURE AND
OVERCOME TEMPTATIONS.
—PS. 36:7-8 – WITH GOD’S PLEASURES. COL. 3:1
C. HE IS BLESSED TO WALK IN A SPECIAL WAY.
—A LIGHTED WAY. PS. 119:105, PROV. 6:23
—A SAFE WAY . . . EVEN WITH ENEMIES AROUND.
PS. 78:53, PSALM 4:8
>NOT AS THE WORLD – 1 THES. 5:3
—A WAY THAT IS SPIRITUALLY PROSPEROUS. COL. 3:1
>EVEN DAVID NEEDED TEACHING. PS. 86:11
>THE CAVEAT. PROVERBS 28:13
>BETTER THAN DESIRING THE WRONG PROSPERITY.
1 TIMOTHY 6:10
—A WAY THAT IS USEFUL. V. 30.
>WHEN TAUGHT PROPERLY, IT BLESSES THE YOUNG.
PROVERBS 22:6
>BRINGS GLORY TO GOD, NOT SELF. MATT. 5:16.
>MANIFESTED IN OUR DAILY WORKS.
TITUS 2:14, EPH. 2:10, 2 COR. 5:10.
—HE SPEAKS WHAT HE KNOWS IS TRUE.
>SPEAKS IN WISDOM. ACTIONS: 1 COR. 1:17, 2:2-6
>SPEAKS OF JUDGMENT.
SELF-FIRST. THE GRACIOUS JUDGEMENT OF GOD UPON
US. LUKE 6:42, 2 PET. 2:9
THAT WHICH IS TO COME. WE ARE TOLD TO WARN
PEOPLE. EZEK. 33:6-7, HEB. 10:27, 1 THES. 5:14,
COL. 1:28.
D. HE IS BLESSED FROM BENEFITS WHICH GOD GIVES. V. 39-40         —SALVATION FROM THE LORD. JONAH 2:9,
(SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE WHO FEAR HIM) PS. 85:9
—HE IS THEIR STRENGTH. PS. 28:8, PS. 18:1
(REQUIRES DEPENDANCE) PS. 31:4
(REQUIRES WEAKENING OF OUR STRENGTH) PS. 102:23
2 COR. 12:10, JOHN 3:30         —HE IS THEIR HELP.
(IN TIME OF NEED) HEB. 4:16
(WE HAVE TO LOOK IN THE RIGHT PLCE) PS. 121:1
—HE IS THEIR DELIVERER.
(COMPLETE DELIVERANCE) PS. 34:17, 19,
(IN A VARIETY OF WAYS) DAN. 3:17.
—HE IS THEIR SAVIOR. 2 SAM. 22:3
(NO MATTER HOW SPECIAL WE ARE, WE NEED A SAVIOR)
MARY – LUKE 1:47,    ABRAHAM – GAL. 3:6
(NOT BASED ON OUR WORKS) TITUS 3:5

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