Do not let your heart envy sinners, but live in the fear of the LORD always. Prov. 23:17 (NASB ) 19 Do not fret because of evildoers Or be envious of the wicked; 20 For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out. Prov. 24:19-20 (NASB) Only future is for those who become children of God and thus, righteous!
Jesus Trust in God I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. Psa. 26:1 (NASB) Humble himself twice – Being made flesh – Unto the death of the cross Phil. 2:7-8 Came from Jesus knowledge of, acquaintance with God Based on this trust, he committed his existence, path to Gods will!
Our Trust in God Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Prov. 3:5 (NASB) Submit to Gods will, leading I will say to the LORD, My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust. Psa. 91:2 (NASB) Those who trust in the LORD are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. Psa. 125:1 (NASB)
Do Good Trust in the LORD and do good. Psa. 37:3 (NASB) Trust in God leads to activity Comes from the work of sanctification From internalizing the principles of Truth, righteousness If we learn, assimilate the right principles, we will be well-equipped!
Our Doing Good While we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Gal. 6:10 (NASB) So choose life in order that you may live … by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days. Deut. 30:19,20 (NASB) Loving God, obeying God, holding fast to God!
Live in the Land Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Psa. 37:3 (NASB) Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matt. 5:16 (NASB) Reflecting the light of God – Showing we have been with Jesus But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Gal. 5:16 (NASB) All who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Rom. 8:14 (NASB)
Cultivate Faithfulness How God has led us: O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places. Psa. 43:3 (NASB) How God has protected us: You have made the LORD, … your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. Psa. 91:10-11 (NASB)
Delight Yourself in the LORD Delight yourself in the LORD; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psa. 37:4 (NASB) 24 Place your gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks, 25 Then the Almighty will be your gold and choice silver to you. 26For then you will delight in the Almighty and lift up your face to God. Job 22:24-26 (NASB)
Jesus Delighted in God 14I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 16I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. 24Your testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors. 47I shall delight in Your commandments, which I love.
Jesus Delighted in God 48I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, which I love; 77May Your compassion come to me that I may live, for Your law is my delight. 174I long for Your salvation, O LORD, and Your law is my delight. Psa. 119:14, 16, 24, 47, 48, 77, 174 (NASB) By delighting in God, our Lord aligned his heart with Gods heart!
Delight in God To delight in God – Must align our heart with Gods Delighting in God makes us – More submissive, obedient, conformed to the image of Jesus. Rom. 8:29 "If you turn back your foot from... doing your pleasure on my holy day; … if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth. Isa. 58:13-14 (RSV) Christian sabbath keeping is to refrain from doing our own ways, finding our own pleasures and speaking our own words -- every day. Bro. Russell, Harvest Gleanings, p. 583
Desires of Jesus Heart To please, honor the Father To be like God in character I always do the things that are pleasing to Him. John 8:29 (NASB) The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. John 14:10 (NASB) I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4 (NASB) Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. John 17:5 (NASB)
Desires of Our Heart 18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. 19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them. 20 The LORD keeps all who love Him: Psa. 145:18-20 (NASB)
Commit Your Way Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He will do it. Psa. 37:5 (NASB) Let the LORD direct our path – On a daily basis Let the LORD lead you. (CEV) I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. John 5:30 (NASB) Gods initiative was Jesus initiative!
Jesus Committed His Way I have not come of Myself, but He who sent me is true. John 7:28 (NASB) I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. John 8:28 (NASB) Truly, truly, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. John 5:30 (NASB)
Commit Our Way Commit path of life to His direction on a daily basis Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me in a level path because of my foes. Psa. 27:11 (NASB) Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name. Psa. 86:11 (NASB) O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; make your way straight before me. Psa. 5:8 (NASB)
Righteousness and Light Part of New Jerusalem – Bring light, Truth, righteousness to mankind I am the LORD, I have called you in righteousness … and I will appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations. Isa 42:6 (NASB) I will also make You a light of the nations so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth. Isa 49:6 (NASB) For when the earth experiences Your judgments the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. Isa. 26:9 (NASB)
Rest in the LORD Know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; the LORD hears when I call to Him. Tremble, and do not sin; meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Psa. 4:3-4 (NASB)
It is written. Matt. 4:4,7,10 (NASB) He shall not quarrel, nor cry out; nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. Matt. 12:19 (NASB) Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, … while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously. 1 Peter 2:21-23 (NASB) Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Prov. 1:33
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. 11But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Psa. 37:7-11 (NASB) Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Matt. 5:5