Am I Envious Toward the Wicked? From Psalm 37

After reading about how some who are, and have been, in political office, and have used their position to make millions, and I have to work hard for every dollar I make, I wonder, because of the way I feel, if I am guilty of the sin of envy?

So many are living the billionaire lifestyle, not by working but by using people—people that they were supposed to be serving. They are not business people or entrepreneurs; they are scam artists and they know how to work the system.

So anyway, after reading about all this, I think I may feel a little envious. I mean I don’t really want to do what they do, or be like them; but maybe just make more money and make it easier. I try to be content and be honest at my work and treat people fairly and not worry about what others do, but at times its hard. My work has always been hard—like work. And I know no other way to make money. But there are some, like politicians who seem to know how to rake in the cash so quickly and effortlessly. And well, I don’t think it’s right—especially if they are using people and stealing from people. That’s definitely wrong.

So, I’m gonna really work on not being envious of people, especially the wicked, as it says in Psalm 37.

Psalm 37:1-11

Do not fret because of evildoers,

Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

2 For they will wither quickly like the grass,

And fade like the green herb.

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;

Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

4 Delight yourself in the Lord;

And He will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the Lord,

Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

6 And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,

And your judgment as the noonday.

7 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 carries out wicked schemes.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;

Do not fret, it leads only to evildoing.

9 For evildoers will be cut off,

But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.

10 Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;

And you will look carefully for his place, and he will not be there.

11 But the humble will inherit the land,

And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

4 thoughts on “Am I Envious Toward the Wicked? From Psalm 37

  1. Stephen, I so understand these feelings. “I remind myself always that what God has for me—it is for me”. He will prosper me (us) in those things that honor and glorify him, and benefit others in His kingdom (His children).

    I particularly like Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in Him and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

    I especially like the Amplified Bible version.
    “Delight yourself in the LORD, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.”

    Today, I want the Lord to show me His desires for my life (heart), and I want only those desires He wants for me— I believe that He wants us to want the desires He plants in our hearts.

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