Thinking About NVCC 11/15/2015

Psalm 37 is a wisdom Psalm from David. It begins, “Do not fret because of evil men” (1). Do not fret literally means, “Do not make your heart hot in the presence of the apparent victory of iniquity.” Apparently David, a man of faith, was giving counsel to someone in time of conflict.

From verse 1 David’s council moves from encouragement to encouragement as if ascending some grand staircase: “Trust in the Lord (3) … Delight yourself in the Lord (4) … Commit your way to the Lord (5) … Be Still in the Lord and wait patiently for him” (7).

Who is this God David says we should wait for? He is the God revealed in your Bible: A God of knowledge, a God of holiness, a God of might, a God of justice, and a God of patience. To summarize, He is a God of love. I don’t pretend to understand fully, but that is the God David counsels to wait for.

Where do all these characteristic merge? In Jesus, who was all these things, and who appeared in human flesh, and who tabernacles with us, and who the disciples beheld as full of grace and truth.

Patiently waiting,



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