Psalm 37: divine words of delivery and wisdom
The Psalms are among the most popular prayers, especially when it comes to biblical books. As the main cause for all this diffusion of words is the comprehension of the Psalm, and one can be found for each situation in which the believer is living. In this article we will look at the meaning and interpretation of Psalm 37.
Such “sung” prayers were created during many moments in the history of the Hebrew people, these being of anguish, joy, sadness or indignation, for example. As a result, Psalms with such themes were carefully elaborated, and they could be adapted to the current situations of modern life.
Another great appeal of these prayers is that the construction of the Psalm is established so that it can be recited and sung, such as a mantra. That would give the ability and power to create a sort of attunement to the energies of heavenly beings.
Through such a connection it is possible to establish a stronger bond with the Divine, taking all the messages of its faithful with more devotion, and perhaps thereby more easily reaching its graces.
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Confidence and perseverance with psalm 37
One of the longest of all 150 texts, Psalm 37 deals with trust, surrender, rest, delight, and the wisdom of waiting. It goes deep into various aspects that relate to human prosperity in all fields, especially to graces received in marriage and the wonderful period of motherhood.
The prayer holds that those who are righteous and faithful to their beliefs will receive the divine blessing and should thrive in all areas of their lives. During its reading it is possible to perceive the purging of behaviors as the practice of envy, for example.
Psalm 37 suggests a moment of concern due to conflicts between the righteous and the unjust and in the face of apparent victory for the arrogant, self-satisfied and proud. It is said that believers need to place their trust in heavenly forces, for they will surely judge and favor the righteous, honest, and devoted to helping others and most needy.
For this reason, it is often recommended to those who think they are witnessing situations of injustice, or when one sees, for example, someone with great possessions refusing to help those in need.
This prayer is also used to attract more health and good memory during old age, preserving the knowledge and wisdom gained over time.
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.
18 The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked will perish:
Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;
22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be destroyed.
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.[b]
27 Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts;
their feet do not slip.
32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
intent on putting them to death;
33 but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
34 Hope in the Lord
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.
37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]
38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
there will be no future for the wicked.
39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
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