Psa 37:18 “The days of the blameless are known to the LORD,”
[My times are in your hands, Lord; you determine the number of my days; you, who live outside time, know completely how long I will live and all that will happen during my lifetime.
You, Lord, watch over your children who are blameless because their sins are forgiven in Christ. Praise you for you mighty and wise protection. Today I read in an article that those who believe in God and practice their faith live longer (average of 7 years) and more healthily than those who do not. Interesting confirmation of your Word.]
“and their inheritance will endure forever.”
[You have made us heirs, Lord, heirs of the riches of your Kingdom, all of which are eternal. The first treasure is our relationship with you, the wonder of knowing you in spite of our depraved and sinful nature. I thank you with all my heart that you are the Great Lover of all your creatures whether they are good or evil.
I praise you for your other gifts to us: eternal life, the indwelling Spirit, the written Word, the wisdom, grace and guidance, the protection, provision and power that are ours in you. And in the life to come, untold riches will be poured upon your children so that we might bring more glory to you. I praise you now, Lord, for all that you have already given us, and for all that will come in eternity.]
Psalm 37:19 “In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.”
[Your hand of protection is always over us, your sustaining grace is always enough. We need not dry up under the withering heat of disaster, or worry and starve in famine, for you will provide what we need and will save us by miraculous provision, by grace, or by death.
In you we can trust, Lord, in you we can rest. I praise you that you know how much to provide to carry us through and give us more than that
It is up to us to take it up and use it so that we can be “like a tree planted by the streams of water, which will bear its fruit in its season, its leaf will never wither and whatever he does will prosper” (Ps. 1:3). This is your description, your promise as we take up, learn and live your Word which is a huge portion of our inheritance.]
Psalm 37:20 “But the wicked will perish: the LORD’s enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish—vanish like smoke.”
[You will send what is needed to destroy the wicked while giving shelter to your people. I praise you, Lord, that you have planned this, that we can know you are going to carry it out.
As we see the madness of Ir.an, the hatred of Isl@m, the bitterness, oppression and violence of groups like Ha.mas and IS.IS, we praise you that you will deal with them after you have used them to prepare many hearts for the gospel. I praise you, Lord God, for your wonderful and powerful plan which you will bring to pass at the right times.
You, Lord God, my heavenly Father, my Lord Jesus, my indwelling Holy Spirit, are worthy of all my love, all my devotion, all my obedience, all my praise. Help me to give these to you throughout this day, trusting in you, resting in you, living your Word’s way as you empower and give wisdom. May you be honored in my thoughts, words and actions today. Amen.