The first five verses of Psalm 37 give us the conditions; trust God, stay faithful to Him, delight in Him, commit your ways to Him. Now, here in verse 6, we are told the outcome.
What we do in this life, how we obey, how we serve, how we follow Christ. will ultimately be revealed and recompensed by God. Here is the good news, you will note the scripture does not tell us to practice these things so we will – it says He will! He will bring forth our righteousness, He will bring forth our judgment. If we are to judge rightly, to be discerning Christians, we must commit ourselves to the study of God’s word. If we are to display the righteousness Christ has imparted to us. To be the salt and light we are called to be, we must remain continuously connected to the source of that righteousness – Jesus.
In his commentary on this Psalm 37:6, Matthew Henry wrote: “If we take care to keep a good conscience, we may leave it to God to take care of our good name”.
Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 13:5 to test ourselves, to examine ourselves. With that in mind, look again at the exhortations in Psalm 37:1-5, ask yourself, “when it comes to trust, faithfulness, commitment, how do I measure up? Where can I do better”?
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