Psalm 37: Day 2

Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. (Psalms 37:3)
  • The Psalmist instruction here is so simple:
    • Trust God
    • Do good
    • Grow in righteousness

Simple, and yet it seems so hard. Notice the order. First snd foremost, we must trust God.

As far as growing in righteousness, that is only possible by the power of the Holy Spirit abiding within us, a power we receive when we put our trust in God. Left to our own efforts, we fail. Paul writes that it is “the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe” (Romans 3:22). The prophet Isaiah tells us that all of our own righteousness is like filthy rags.

Until and unless put our trust in God, in the person of Jesus Christ, the bible teaches that there is no hope for doing good for there nothing good in us.

Where are you? Are you trying in your own effort to “do” or are you trusting God to grow in you His goodness and righteousness?

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