Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more. But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct. Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.
“Those who wait on the LORD” introduces a sense of patience and also a sense of serving Him. The preceding phrases urge His flock to, as the English put it, not to get our knickers in a twist. The follower of the Lord Jesus Christ should be known as a person of patience, someone who readily turns their concerns over to the LORD, God, the Almighty for resolution.
In so doing, we acknowledge His supremacy in all things and our trust in Him.
Morning Psalm 22, Noon Psalm 119:161-168, Evening Psalm 111
Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures.
Genesis 5, Judges 5, Job 5, Psalm 5, Isaiah 5, Matthew 5, Romans 5
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.