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A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Psalms 37:1-7

A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of 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; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

Even in David's day it was easy to be jealous of the worldly success of the wicked. And now? The dreams of one of those little cars whose very name invokes memories of high speed, youthful romps through the Iowa countryside. I know I was 60+ years younger, “but those were the days, my friend, we thought they would never end.” Now I can barely remember the lyrics, let alone the author of that song. (lyrics attributed to Greg Barnett—according to Alexa)

Now to trust, to feed, to delight, to commit my ways to the LORD? What a strange notion! But looking back on 40+ years as a follower of the LORD Jesus Christ, an often fumbling, stumbling, tripping follower of the LORD, He has never failed me. His promises are yea and amen in Him. Even in the twilight of my years, life in Him is glowing and golden.

Reading

Morning Psalm 21, Noon Psalm 119:153-160, Evening Psalm 110

Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures.

Genesis 4, Judges 4 Job 4, Psalm 4, Isaiah 4, Matthew 4, Romans 4.

I suggest either setting aside a period of the day to read all seven, or break the readings up into morning, mid-day, and evening series. Both approaches have their advantages, and both will build an awareness of the Bible as a whole over time.