The Coming of the Kingdom – 4

“Do not fret because of the wicked, do not envy those who do evil: for they wither quickly like grass and fade like the green of the fields. If you trust in Yahweh and do good, then you will live in the land and be secure. If you find your delight in Yahweh, He will grant you the desires of your heart. Leave all to Yahweh, trust in Him and He will act, so that your vindication shines forth like the light, your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before Yahweh and wait in patience, do not fret at the man who prospers; a man who makes evil plots to bring down the needy and the poor.”

“Calm your anger and forget your rage, do not fret, it only leads to evil. For those who do evil shall perish, the patient shall inherit the land. A little longer and the wicked shall have gone. Look at his place, he is not there. But the humble shall own the land and enjoy the fullness of peace. The wicked man plots against the just and gnashes his teeth at him, but Yahweh laughs at the wicked for He sees that his day is at hand. The sword of the wicked is drawn, his bow is bent to slaughter the upright. Their sword shall pierce their own hearts and their bows shall be broken to pieces.”

“The just man’s few possessions are better than the wicked man’s wealth, for the power of the wicked shall be broken and Yahweh will support the just. He protects the lives of the upright, their heritage will last for ever. They shall not be put to shame in evil days, in time of famine their food shall not fail. But all the wicked shall perish and all the enemies of Yahweh. They are like the beauty of the meadows, they shall vanish, they shall vanish like smoke. The wicked man borrows without repaying, but the just man is generous and gives. Those blessed by Yahweh shall own the land, but those cursed by Him shall be destroyed” (Ps 37:1-22).