DO NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

“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” (Psalms 37:1-2)

LESLIE M JOHN

“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” (Psalms 37:1-2)

David had many enemies, yet he was comfortable to rejoice in the Lord. He not only rejoiced but he also preached that there was no need for us to be disappointed or be worried about evildoers or even be envious against the workers of iniquity.

In his Psalm 37 David comforts confidently others to be comfortable because he was sure that such evildoers, as he faced in his own life, would be cut off soon. His enemies were not only from outside his house, but he had within his house. He faced highly awkward situation when he had to flee from his own, Absalom, who conspired against him.

Late in his life David became invalid and his son Adonijah tried to usurp the kingdom as against his own wishes and God’s will. David had promised to Bathsheba that his son, Solomon, by him would sit on his throne after his death. That was what God also desired.

David depended on God and prayed to him and God answered his prayers. Absalom was killed and likewise Adonijah was removed from his self-imposed kingship. David made Solomon king after him.

When God said to King Saul to destroy his enemies fully, Saul had some reservations of his own and thus he angered God, who removed Saul from his kingship and in his place David was made king. David had great triumph because he trusted in the LORD for help.

David saw God’s love towards those who honored Him and, therefore, advises his people to trust in the LORD and do well in order that they may live in the land that God gave them, and to be sure that God will feed them.

David had personal experience of receiving his heart’s desires when he praised God and delighted in His commandments. The LORD Himself gave testimony that he kept the commandments of the LORD even better than his own son, Solomon. God said about David that he was a man after his own heart.

David conquered nations and kings and he knew that his victories were the results of God being on his side. Therefore, he advised his people to take refuge in the LORD. He also advises us that when we commit our ways to the LORD and trust Him, the LORD will bring them to pass in our favor. David has more to say.

Light is bright and clean just as righteousness is as the light, and the judgments of believer are as noonday. Take comfort, rest in the LORD and wait patiently for God to work in you. Do not allow worries in your life over take you or get dejected when evildoer works against you. Do not get disappointed when your enemy prospers in his way, or when he tries to see that his wicked ways come to pass against you. Cease from anger and wrath. Forsake from doing evil against evildoers. David saw evildoers against him perish in their own conceits and, therefore, he was confident of preaching to us that evildoers will be cut off. Seek the help of God and wait upon Him to answer in His own time, according to His will and in doing so, we inherit the blessings. (Cf. Psalm 37:1-20)


Incredible Protection Amid TurbulencesINCREDIBLE PROTECTION AMID TURBULENCES
This book brings out marvelous ways God uses to protect His children. Not every method God uses to protect and deliver His children is similar to the other. Every method differs from the other. It includes the fall of kings Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar, and God’s protection of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

ABOUT AUTHOR

The author, who accepted Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was a boy of 13, was raised in a Christian family and had education in Christian Institutions. This then was the message that he heard of the Son of God, Lord Jesus Christ.

This then is the message that he declares that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. Jesus Christ is the Son of God sent from above to save sinners. Jesus died on the cross bearing our sins upon Himself. He was buried and God raised Him on the third day. Jesus, after having appeared to many for 40 days ascended to heaven. He will come again.

Whosoever confesses his/her sins to Him and believe in heart that God raised Him from the dead will not perish but will have everlasting life. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).