Psalms – Who are you looking to?
We live in an age of celebrity. Society says celebrities are the influencers in our world and we should aspire to be like them. Celebrities have become society’s gods. The world has gone mad for celebrity! Psalm 37 is all about who we look up to, who we are influenced by. David compares his life to the celebrities of his day.They prospered and David questioned why this was.
- Don’t look to wrongdoers (vs 1-2) – Why do bad people prosper? Why does God allow it? “Do not fret” literally means “Do not get heated”. David says to himself, “Leave them to God, it is pointless to follow them”.
- Look to the Lord (vs 3-9) – The Lord is the emphasis of Psalm 37.
- Trust in the Lord (vs 3) – We can only trust in the Lord if we are looking to Him. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim”. Who are you trusting?
- Delight yourself in the Lord (vs 4) – When did you last delight in the Lord? Vs 4 says delight in the Lord and He will give us the desires of our hearts. Don’t get this the wrong way around. We are not to present our desires to God and expect Him to give us what we want, we are to delight in Him and He will make us happy.
- Commit your way to the Lord (vs 7-9) – We need to look to the Lord for the solution to our problems. Have you committed your whole life to Jesus?
- Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him (vs 7-9) – Do not strive for what you want, but rest in the Lord. Be secure in your relationship with Him. He will work it out for you.