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Bright as the Noonday Sun

John Collins06/04/2012
In Psalm 37, David says not to worry because of those who do evil, or envious of those who do wrong.  They will soon fade away.

We should trust in the Lord and do good.  Dwell in the land God has given us and be faithful.

We should delight in the Lord, and he will give us the desires of our hearts.  If we commit our ways to the Lord, He will not only listen to us, He will act.  God will make our righteousness shine as bright as the sun, and our justice like the noonday sun.

David says to be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him, not worrying about the one who prospers by carrying out evil plans.  Don't be angry at him or worry about it, it will only lead to more evil.  For the evildoers will be cut off from the Lord, but they that wait upon the Lord will inherit the land.

The meek will inherit the land and the wicked will be removed.  The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked.  The Lord knows that his day is coming.  They may lift their weapons against the righteous, but God will use their own weapons against them.

The little things that the righteous have are better than the abundance of the wicked.  The Lord will break the wicked and uplift the righteous.  Their heritage shall remain forever.  In the bad times, they are shameless and in the times of famine they have plenty.  The wicked will fade away.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Do we long to live the lifestyles of the wicked?  When we see the many things they have in this life, do we yearn for their possessions, or do we dwell in the land happy with what God has given us?  Does our righteousness shine as the sun, our just and blameless ways like the noonday sun?  Do we wait patiently on the Lord or do we try to take the matter in our own hands?  Are we lifted up when the Lord lifts up the righteous, or will we fade away with the wicked?