It is one thing to declare that you believe you have a calm resolve to wait for the Salvation of God and it is another thing to experience it. It can only happen when our focus is only on Jesus and enjoying living His way. David in this Psalm is very clear about his relationship with his God so it does not surprise us when David turns his focus on the ungodly because this is an area where we can be so vulnerable. If we look at the temporal success of the ungodly especially when we are experiencing the trials of life there is a danger that we can allow our trust in God to waver. Listen to what David says in Verse 9 Surely men of low degree are a vapour, men of high degree are a lie; if they are weighed in the balances, they are altogether lighter than vapour”.

This is a very good description of the reality of the ungodly. To be able to clearly understand this our relationship with the Lord must be real and He is the Lord of our life. This is one of the greatest battles of our Christian life that we continually face because we are continually tempted to take control of the way that we live and try to please ourselves. This happens by small degrees and if not corrected will lead us away from trusting our God.  David makes it very clear that there is no lasting substance outside of living with Jesus.  Psalm 37: 1&2 says: “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of workers of iniquity, for they shall be soon cut down like the grass and wither like the green herb “. Proverbs 24:1 also makes it very clear: “Do not be envious of evil men nor desire to be with them “.

This is why we must be so careful and control with great strength what we look at, especially for our entertainment. It is so easy today in the privacy of our homes we can be tempted to watch ungodly behaviour for stress relief. I have found praising the Lord is a good way to relieve stress, also, I have a very strict rule that I adhere to ‘If Jesus is not being glorified, then I will not allow it to pass by my eyes’. We must be very clear in our relationship with Jesus and that loving Him is the only way to live, not comparing ourselves with other people. David says in Verse 10 Do not trust in oppression, nor vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them”.

We live in a world where we see countries seeking to dominate other countries, also, evil forces creating havoc with very little opposition because we live in a country that is free from this tyranny it does not change the fact that it is in other parts of the world.

Interestingly, we should take note of the language that David uses, he declares, ‘Do not’ This suggests that there are people who will but as lovers of Jesus we will not be one of them. It is time for us to declare the truth about the way that we live and be so different from the world. Sadly in many cases, the Church does not stand out from the world because they live like the world. Now is the time to reevaluate the effectiveness of our Christian character. David is very strong in declaring the end of ungodly behaviour and is just as vocal in his trust in his God. Today we live in a dark world with a great opportunity to shine as we live with Jesus. It is not what we say but how we live that is so important, may the world around us be changed by our Godly behaviour.

                  

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