Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Job 27:10> Will they find delight in the Almighty? Will they call on God at all times?
Song 2:3> She: Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
Isa.58:14>She: Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
1Pet.1:8> Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Mic.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. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Job 5:2> Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
Ps.73:3> For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Prov.14:29> Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Eph.4:26> “In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
James 1:9> Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.
Psa 37:8 – Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Psa 37:9 – 13
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.The wicked plotted against the just, and gnashes upon him with his teeth.The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
1Sam.26:10>As surely as the LORD lives,” he said, “the LORD himself will strike him, or his time will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish.
The 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. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
Prov. 15:16> Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
1Tim.6:6> But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
Ps.1:6>For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
Isa.60:21>Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor.
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
Job 5:20>In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Ps.121:3> He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
Prov.16:9>In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Mic.7:8> Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.
2Chr.4:9>He made the courtyard of the priests, and the large court and the doors for the court, and overlaid the doors with bronze.
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
Ps.11:7> For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.
The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Ps.109:31> For he stands at the right hand of the needy, to save their lives from those who would condemn them.
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Job 1:1>In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
Isa. 32:17> The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
Luke 2:25-30>Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Acts 7:59-60>While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”Act 7:60
Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
1Thess.4:17> After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.Therefore encourage one another with these words.
2Tim.4:6-8> For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
2Pet.1:14> because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
Psa 37:39 – But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
Ps.3:8> From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.
Isa.12:2> Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense[fn]; he has become my salvation.”
Jon 2:9> But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ”
And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
1Chr.5:20….They were helped in fighting them, and God delivered the Hagrites and all their allies into their hands, because they cried out to him during the battle. He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him.
Focus Points: 1Chronicles 5:18-22; The armies of Rueben, Gad, and Manasseh succeeded in battle because they trusted God. Although they had instinct and skill as soldiers, they prayed and sought God’s direction. The natural and developed abilities God gives us are meant to be used for him, but they should never replace our dependence on him. When we trust in our own cleverness, skill, and strength rather than in God, we open the door for pride. When facing difficult situations, seek God’s purpose and ask for his Psalm 20:7 says,” Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”