Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} Malign passions are to the soul what the legions of locusts are to the vegetation of the East — they eat up the life. This is the case of so many believers scattered everywhere. A straightforward course is easy, and men are safe in it; but it requires more skill than most men are endowed with to manage a crooked and crafty policy safely, or so as to be safe themselves in pursuing such a course.(Homilist. A remarkable instance of the kind may be found in Esther (chaps. April 24. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; fret not when men prosper in their ways, when they carry out wicked schemes. O. Crofts, D. D.)The gate to the waiting-placeMarch: R. Vincent, D. D.When a man has once come into right relations with God, has begun to live for others rather than for self, when his desires are summed up in the prayer — "Thy kingdom come," he is apt to grow uneasy as he sees how slow the Divine kingdom is in coming, and how many indications there are of the presence and tremendous power of another and hostile kingdom in society. Nay, even though the Almighty should reduce, instead of exalting us, and assign us trouble and disgrace, where perhaps we might hope for a better lot; yet will it not be difficult to find a lenitive for this grievance. Each section has its own imagery and logic. And so it seems not only to reason, but to weak faith. ", III. To wait on the Lord rightly is to wait cheerfully. The philosopher sneers at the marking of the sparrow's fall; but it is in the ordering of just such details that God fulfils Himself in history. Psalm 37:7 - ESV. This animosity is here represented(1) As cunning, it "plotteth against the just"; it is fertile in schemes of ruin. For both are building on self, not on God. Yet very little reflection will make it plain. 2. Now, if these are sufficient for our support and even well-being, and all beyond what is requisite for our comfort and convenience, be allowed to be more than what is strictly necessary; why should we quarrel with Providence for not loading us with what, by our own confession, is superfluous, and therefore insignificant to any useful purpose? 4. They lose heart and lose faith, and then very speedily they cease to work altogether. (Ver. Rest is the highest condition of man. It was a remark he was in the habit of making in his lifetime. In the one case the stroke may stun us, but we may speedily recover and gain new strength and fresh hope. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. Rest in the Lord] Heb. We come all into the world alike naked and defenceless; and it is to the same bountiful hand, which clothes the lilies of the field, we owe our food and raiment. Psalm 37:7 Rest 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. See again, WHAT BESIDES RIGHTEOUS LABOUR SUCH A STILLNESS SUPPOSES. So, too, in regard to the manifold sins and sorrows of human life: the slowness of our own growth in goodness; the secret sorrows of our homes — in regard to all them, and every other like to them, take the precept of our text. "Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in the way." of that water and shut out all the rest, you might say that it was a mere watery chaos; but when your eye takes in the whole wave, you see that a common movement propels its whole mass, and takes up into itself all these minor movements, and bears them on with the regularity of a marching host. In how many ways the wicked labour to beat down the ideas, thwart the plans, and wound the feelings of the righteous!2. A remarkable instance of the kind may be found in Esther (chaps. of that water and shut out all the rest, you might say that it was a mere watery chaos; but when your eye takes in the whole wave, you see that a common movement propels its whole mass, and takes up into itself all these minor movements, and bears them on with the regularity of a marching host. THE PASSION RANKLING IN THE HEART HAS AN EVIL TENDENCY.1. Sooner let Him hurl His thunders at me, and rain down His fires on my spirit than laugh at me. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. It is the quality of mind which is the opposite of restlessness. Psalm 37:7. It is thus that things work out. It is not merely now a man looking upon that which is objective, and being rather disturbed by it; but things are coming near and touching him personally; the successful device has entangled him, and now passion is rising; he is getting excited; he has began to imagine an opposite device, and thinks to overcome strength by strength. (3) As practical. The psalm backs its exhortations by numerous promises (vers. The only thing we are to be careful about is that we step each time in God's track. 7 Rest 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. This is a far higher thing than that we have now considered. Look at the energetic tradesman; he seems incessantly active; he labours early and late; nothing seems so foreign to him as rest. 8). Let us help it forward as we best can. I. GOODNESS IS NOT SO MUCH SPECIFIC DEEDS AS A FAITHFUL HEART: it is being, rather than doing, though sure to lead to right doing. There is natural amiability, but that has cost no struggle. But all this opposition only brings ruin on themselves. To wait patiently upon the Lord is a means of grace, but it is also a feature of a lofty spirit. III. It is as when one has been travelling for long hours over a rough road, amid storm and mist, with night drawing on, looking, as he gains the top of every successive hill, for the spires of the city to which he is going, and seeing instead only a new stretch of dreary road, and a new hill to be climbed — he is tempted to think his guide has lost the way, and to take matters into his own hands. The whole way is ordered, it is true, but ordered through the steps. 2. This is the natural law. NIV & The Message Parallel Study Bible Personal Size, Italian Duo-Tone, Dark Caramel/Black Cherry. (2) As raging. Mark, too, that the "steps" are ordered. How patiently Christ waited; for thirty years He waited in obscurity for the ministry to begin. You, a religious man, having a religious faith in you! He had fretted himself because of the prosperity of evildoers; all his theological ideas had been disturbed by the "little that the righteous hath and the abundance of many wicked." Being the Lord's, we should rest in Him.3. 3. We have thought, I say, that those were disordered periods. It does not mean merely that he is not to be envious, not to indulge in that dark, malignant spirit. We may wait confidently. 1. Do we do well to be angry, if, having a proper competency, we want only what would be a clog and incumbrance? Heb 11:9 – 10 , 13 – 16 . They lose heart and lose faith, and then very speedily they cease to work altogether. and wait patiently. As an old man (Ps. Simple advice, but easier to understand than to practise: for our tendency is, under such circumstances, to let go our hold on God. 2. Psalm 37:7 The Message - Quiet down before… | Biblia 9 For behold, on athe stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with bseven eyes,3 I will cengrave its inscription, declares the Lord of hosts, … Hope is the grace of the young; patience is the grace of the mature. The intellect itself must have its quiet places and still retreats, where holy calm, and unconscious growth, and secret renovation, repairs its losses. (2)By separation from the unclean, by self-dedication to God, and by solemn covenant engagements.2. And so it seems not only to reason, but to weak faith. "The Lord is my Shepherd," says the holy psalmist, "I shall want nothing.". We may wait confidently. So these spaces of apparent confusion in our lives are not out of order. This animosity is here represented(1) As cunning, it "plotteth against the just"; it is fertile in schemes of ruin. We may be assured that rest is intended to be enjoyed by us in this world from the circumstance that restlessness disturbs and destroys the health of both mind and body, and is therefore in contrariety to the laws which build up both. You are not weary of God's work, but you are weary of bearing Christ's cross, you have had so much shame and so much sorrow; well, "rest in the Lord.". Be still before the L ord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Aye, worse than locusts, they are fiends, kindling fires that burn down to the very centre of being, and reduce to ashes the better parts of human nature.2. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder,who elbow their way to the top. It is as when one has been travelling for long hours over a rough road, amid storm and mist, with night drawing on, looking, as he gains the top of every successive hill, for the spires of the city to which he is going, and seeing instead only a new stretch of dreary road, and a new hill to be climbed — he is tempted to think his guide has lost the way, and to take matters into his own hands. COMPARE ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VIRTUES, AND SEE WHAT EACH REQUIRES TO RESTRAIN IT. It is an approach to the Eternal One. It is to believe He will give and guide; and so it implies faith. Come away from contact with worldlings. It speaks of the blessings of good conduct, the ills of betrayal, a plea for mercy and praises to God. So, too, in regard to the manifold sins and sorrows of human life: the slowness of our own growth in goodness; the secret sorrows of our homes — in regard to all them, and every other like to them, take the precept of our text. Why, some of you have seen that fifty times over. I have seen the house, with the letters cut into the stone, almost a foot deep; and it is let now for a school, This may seem a simple matter. Read verse in New International Version Add to this, that a contented deportment, under adversity or distress, is the most probable means of engaging the Almighty to withdraw His scourge. CONCLUSION. fret. It is exposed to a violent termination. It is in simple matters that God is most seen. We may wait confidently. His will. Be still; and murmur not against the Lord, because He does not deliver thee at once out of thy distresses.II. Bible Study | Psalm's 37:7 | Pr. GOD'S PROVIDENCE AND CARE SHALL WATCH OVER HIS OWN. Now, if these are sufficient for our support and even well-being, and all beyond what is requisite for our comfort and convenience, be allowed to be more than what is strictly necessary; why should we quarrel with Providence for not loading us with what, by our own confession, is superfluous, and therefore insignificant to any useful purpose? Be still; and think not hard thoughts of God, because He permits thee to suffer. Psalmynas 37:7 Lithuanian Ilsėkis Viešpatyje ir kantriai lauk Jo! Either Christ completed all that was necessary for your salvation, or He did not. (3) As practical. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top. 1. But the strength of a community is not in its enterprising, self-confident, profane or prayer-less great men, but in the men, be they few or many, who while they are "diligent in business," and faithful in public spirit, "rest" secretly "in the Lord," and "wait patiently" every day "for Him.". Our Price: $41.99 Save: $28.00 (40%) Buy Now. All the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. It is still more difficult to bear suffering patiently than to serve and to do duty patiently. It stimulates to the infliction of injury upon others. A religious life is favourable to life. We come all into the world alike naked and defenceless; and it is to the same bountiful hand, which clothes the lilies of the field, we owe our food and raiment. WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM.1. Meanwhile, we must rest and wait. Would we allow ourselves leisure to view the precipice which the most exalted sinner stands upon, how unsure his footing, how liable to be shaken by opposition from below, or the hand of vengeance from above, and how much more fatal a fall may be from so dangerous an height; we should find nothing so tempting in it as to raise our discontent, or provoke one wish to change an innocent inglorious safety for so hazardous an eminence.III. III. His help will come, if we wait; His help will be sufficient when it does come.(H. 84). It is exposed to a violent termination. Be silent to the Lord; Digito compesce labellum, lay thine hand upon thy mouth when chafing ripe, when ready to let fly at those that wrong thee. It springs from dissatisfaction with the present, or from anxiety about the future. That kind of anger is a "mark of the beast." Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who … Being the Lord's, we should rest in Him. Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown. ENVIOUS ANGER THAT THE WICKED ARE BETTER OFF THAN YOU IS SINFUL. "For Him." They wish to gather in the harvest almost as scan as they have ploughed the soil or cast in the grain. "True," said Drummond, "but you are not too tired to lie down." MSG: The Message . Don't bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top. Roe, M. Hope may be deferred, the dawn may seem never to be coming, and yet be patient — patient. It is not being sanguine, but being trustful, that is required of us. Therefore keep to the right and the true. Psalm 37:7 Wait Patiently. They wish to gather in the harvest almost as scan as they have ploughed the soil or cast in the grain. But all this opposition only brings ruin on themselves. From shop SastriDesign. xxxvii. SILENT TRUST IN GOD, WAITING FOR HIM, IS THE ONLY TRUE SOLUTION OF THE DIFFICULTY. THIS SPIRIT OF milder afflictions which we at times are called on to suffer. A. The meaning here is implied by contrast — see the beginning of the psalm, as to fretting; anxious, worldly care; the unrest of the wicked, of which sin is the great cause. We have been watching the course of a man in God's way — a traveller who is long in coming to the end — on whom God's providence imposes various and trying delays. They want the reaper to tread upon the very heels of him that sows the seed. His help will come, if we wait; His help will be sufficient when it does come. (March: R. Vincent, D. D.)Patient waiting upon GodJ. Psalm 37:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 37:7, NIV: "Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." Today, we will be looking at Psalm 32 the message verse by verse and how it applies to our lives. Restlessness has a twofold sort of bitterness which trust in God must extirpate. Those that wait upon the Lord may have sorrow for a night, but light is sown in the darkness, and joy will spring up with the day. We are to wait unwaveringly (ver. 4. Psalm 37:7 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. He will deal with the evil in the world. It is utterly unsatisfying,III. 2. (March: R. Vincent, D. D.)Patient waiting upon GodJ. II. Men, under the influence of anger, are ever disposed to mischief; their tongues deal out slander, their hands are lifted in battle, and their feet are "swift to shed blood."II. We have thought, I say, that those were disordered periods. I wonder what has become of him. Let not the stillness be mere torpor. And it implies, too, self-restraint, self-renunciation, prayer, thanksgiving; and these are not the elements of man's infirmity. There are a set of wicked men, whose diabolical skill and device are crowned with success. V. PERFECT REST FROM WEARINESS. Mark, too, that the "steps" are ordered. "For Him." Aye, worse than locusts, they are fiends, kindling fires that burn down to the very centre of being, and reduce to ashes the better parts of human nature. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:7 King James Version (KJV). II. In the one case the stroke may stun us, but we may speedily recover and gain new strength and fresh hope. It "gnasheth upon him." Our own personal trials, temporal and spiritual. How patiently He waits as Creator — not at once, but slowly have order and beauty emerged from chaos; how patiently He stands as the World Redeemer, while men scourge and revile and spit at Him, and crown Him with thorns, and smite Him with their hands! THIS SHOULD BE A MESSAGE OF COMFORT TO US AMID LIFE'S PAINFUL PERPLEXITIES, One night Henry Drummond sat up with a young man who had lost himself in philosophical speculations. Opposites cannot come from God. II. Bible Gateway Recommends. (2) The recoil of their own purposes. THE PASSION RANKLING IN THE HEART HAS AN EVIL TENDENCY.1. They find their wants supplied, and they have no cares. Like the hidden fire of the volcano, it reveals itself by terrible vibrations. How silent, surely, is an angel's heart when God is nigh; how is self hushed there; how, as some earthly vapour by the sun, is every power of His mighty being drawn up into adoration! 2. It inflicts an injury on the soul of its possessor. 7 Rest 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. Subjection, then, it implies. Whatever need thou hast, rest thou on the bare arm of God to supply it. 4. ? Praying through Psalm 37:7 Loving Lord forgive me for the times that I have allowed the wicked ways of the ungodly to disturb my rest in You. THIS SPIRIT OF PATIENT WAITING IS NECESSARY FOR THE HIGHEST AND MOST PERMANENT SERVICE. He remained hopeful in the presence of the cross, the symbol, it would seem, to others, of everlasting defeat and shame. If our trust be in God, may we not take them up too? So these spaces of apparent confusion in our lives are not out of order. It is a voluntary rest, which is to some extent within our own power; it is a sign of vigour rather than weakness, of strong will rather than of over-taxed effort. 11.) It is not in the lordly storm, or in the over-mastering hurricane that Nature puts forth her powers of growth and increase. But in all the compass of human achievements there is not one that more tasks the stoutest energies of the soul, not one that demands a more resolute gathering up of all the resolution left. Read verse in King James Version Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their … Though prejudice is too apt to whisper that God's ways are not equal, yet a very little serious reflection on His wisdom and justice, and the ends of His various dispensations, together with our own undeservings, would effectually calm all anxious concern or repining on this account. Plan and passion will not satisfy it, it must work, and work with more implements than one — "sword and bow." Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. In the other case, the long, weary, exhausting affliction seems to wear out all elasticity, all strength, and all hope in the soul. Perhaps we cannot see the whole movement, but it bears steadily and continuously onward, every incident, every crossing and confusion of incidents swept on at God's own rate, and in nice adjustment with God's own plan. Psalm 37:7-9 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Now, at length, beaten with the struggle, and ceasing our efforts, we may be taking an enforced rest; we may just lie quiet for a time, and this may seem to be "a rest in God"; while, on the contrary, it is only an inevitable pause in our fruitless endeavour, a hall of energy by which the mind recovers its power of self-infliction. We come all into the world alike naked and defenceless; and it is to the same bountiful hand, which clothes the lilies of the field, we owe our food and raiment. So He does, and probably will; and it is this side of the lesson of faith in God which I want to bring out of this psalm — the lesson of waiting.1. Psalm 37:7-10 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. There have come times to most of us when we have lost out of our lives all sense of plan or order, and have just gone on from day to day, doing and taking what the day brought with it. They have full confidence in the love of their parents, and no doubt as to their power. Would we allow ourselves leisure to view the precipice which the most exalted sinner stands upon, how unsure his footing, how liable to be shaken by opposition from below, or the hand of vengeance from above, and how much more fatal a fall may be from so dangerous an height; we should find nothing so tempting in it as to raise our discontent, or provoke one wish to change an innocent inglorious safety for so hazardous an eminence.III. Being the Lord's, we should rest in Him.3. Psalms 37:7 Context. "Fret not thyself in any wise" (Ps. Hope enters into the battle full of expectation, and confidence, and strength; patience is the virtue of the veteran who has gained it in many a struggle, in many a march, and in many a triumph. Psalm 148:6 He Has Also Established Them Forever (aqua) Psalm 103:4 Redeemed And Crowned (red) Psalm 71:16 Go In The Strength Of God (brown) Random Images. But he was not too tired to lie down, and to the weary in every age he proclaims the glad restfulness of the soul in God. Psalm 37:7-20: Be still before the Lordand wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. When it is learnt, then will Christ's kingdom have come. All growth is silent. Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. They are carried on in the larger order of God's plan. So, then, the passive virtues, as they are called, are those that require the greatest effort, and, according to Christ, are therefore of the greatest worth. Psalm 37:7 Parallel. xxxvii. Hostility seems to be a hallmark of this church age in a similar way that road-rage is to the world.It is alright for us to be righteously indignant as long as we do not sin.There is a place for righteous indignation, but God does not permit much anger because it is difficult not to sin when angry. Do not find fault with thy Maker; he does … He, must pray in his closet before he can honour his Maker in the multitude or shop, in pulpit or street. And this is often a severe trial of faith. To wait on the Lord rightly is to wait cheerfully. Rest in [heb. If He did finish it, then rest in Him, and be glad. - S. 1. 37:25), David wrote Psalm 37 to share his insights on this problem. Psalm 37:7-9 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. THIS SPIRIT OF PATIENT WAITING IS IN ITSELF A HIGH ACHIEVEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN CHARACTER. (2) The recoil of their own purposes. Psalm 37:7-11. Psalm 37:7-9: Rest 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. Jenkyn Brown.There are many who may wait, but they do not wait patiently upon God. After his conspicuous blunder he wrote to his wife from Mafeking: "Well, I have had quite enough of it all. To wait patiently for God is to hold the heart open for what God gives. Let us help it forward as we best can. Psalm 37:7 7 Rest in the Lord, g and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who h prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. It is above work. Just as gravitation acts upon each separate particle of the stone which rolls down the mountain-side, so God's general providence reaches its result through the special providences. In times of quietness the heart unfolds itself before God. II. If so, you have noticed that each wave was full of little, irregular swirlings and eddies, moving in all possible directions. I. You are not in the devil's world. That is the secret of impermanent service — "the tide has not turned, and will not turn now in time." He will deal with the evil in the world. Psalms 37:7 - Rest 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. And if you could fasten your eyes upon a square foot. 2. THE STEPS TO THIS ROYAL CHAMBER OF REPOSE. 1. Our times are in His hand. 5.-7.) 3. Neither faith, nor hope, nor love can be maintained within us without the rest of faith, the rest of hope, and the rest of love. Retail: $6.99. Psalm 37:7 5058 rest, spiritual 5883 impatience 6186 evil scheming 8318 patience 8328 quietness 8613 prayer, persistence 8627 worship, elements 8678 waiting on God. ins a secure rest in his declining years. IV. He sunk, and sunk; all his splendour disappeared, and he gradually came down to poverty and his children too, and the very house in which he lived is in ruins." The philosopher sneers at the marking of the sparrow's fall; but it is in the ordering of just such details that God fulfils Himself in history. Add to this, that a contented deportment, under adversity or distress, is the most probable means of engaging the Almighty to withdraw His scourge.(J. 2. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. Sometimes you do not observe the process, but presently, unexpectedly, you see the result of the working out of the law, "Yet a little while and the wicked shall not be." All gone to nothing. Salmos 62:1 En Dios solamente espera en silencio mi alma; de El viene mi salvación.. Josué 10:12 Entonces Josué habló al SEÑOR el día en que el SEÑOR entregó a los amorreos delante de los hijos de Israel, y dijo en presencia de Israel: Sol, detente en Gabaón, y tú luna, en el valle de Ajalón.. Jonás 1:11 Over against it all it sets the great truth — "God reigns," and the consequent precept — "Trust in Him." Did you ever study the waves of the ocean? All his sympathies, interests, hopes, are rooted in the earth, and he will hold on to the last with the energy of desperation; still he must go. Psalm 37:7, ESV: "Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!" Ver. This fitting when —. Can the boldest imagination create a figure to give a more terrible representation of misery than this — the "laugh" of the Infinite? Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. So our lives are what their details are. It often requires all our strength "to sit still" and believe in the love of God, and even to augment our confidence in that love, when what we think to be our proper interests are disregarded, and apparently trifled with, and perhaps in our view utterly sacrificed. If the principle is true, what is often called passive goodness is the necessary condition, nay, the interior fountain of active goodness. The body rests; it is this rest which "knits up the ravelled sleeve of care," which is "sore labour's bath," "balm of hurt minds," "great nature's second course," "chief nourisher in life's feast." Psalm 37:7 Wait Patiently. Read Psalm 37 online (KJV) Be still before the L ord Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top. It stimulates to the infliction of injury upon others. This psalm is addressed to a soul which is confused and alarmed by this aspect of the world. They forget that they are fellow-workers with God, and that God's working-day is all time and all eternity. It stimulates to the infliction of injury upon others. Hope in God maketh not ashamed. It is a rest of mind, a sense of security and fixedness; 4. to religious faith and the side of God. The philosopher sneers at the marking of the sparrow's fall; but it is in the ordering of just such details that God fulfils Himself in history. Would we allow ourselves leisure to view the precipice which the most exalted sinner stands upon, how unsure his footing, how liable to be shaken by opposition from below, or the hand of vengeance from above, and how much more fatal a fall may be from so dangerous an height; we should find nothing so tempting in it as to raise our discontent, or provoke one wish to change an innocent inglorious safety for so hazardous an eminence. THEIR OPPOSITION BRINGS ON THEM TERRIBLE MISERY.1. If so, you have noticed that each wave was full of little, irregular swirlings and eddies, moving in all possible directions.