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Msg #2234 Fret Not 2022-24
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
“He is just very fretful today.” I will never forget the line a mom used after her young son had worked himself into an absolute frenzy of agitation. The Psalmist says “Fret not thyself because of evildoers” (Ps.37). I can ponder two years of Godless, evil Democratic leadership and easily work myself into an absolute frenzy of agitation. That baby's tizzy fit is his cry that someone pay attention, someone do something, someone stop this calamity! The Psalmist follows up with four alternatives to fretting: Trust, Delight, Commit, and Wait.
Whenever I hear my wife say the key phrase, “My, aren't you a little fretful today”, I list these four, and refocus my attention. “Trust in the LORD, and do good” (vr.3). Evil doers do evil, as do “workers of iniquity”; Christians are to “do good”, not fret, and trust the LORD to work all things together for good. Each non-fret alternative here comes with a promise. The trust promise is food and shelter; in Luke 12:22-28 Jesus throws in a good set of clothes.
“Delight thyself also in the LORD”, has a delightful promise, especially for those who might have a Ranger Bass Boat or Jeep Cherokee 4WD as a desire of their heart. Some of us are far better off when the LORD gives us proper desires of the heart.
“Commit thy way unto the LORD” (vr.5). There are twelve “thy way(s)”s in Psalms, this is the only one that is a “my way”. There are nine “my way(s)”s, two of them are His ways. Look them up, commit “thy way” to be one of His ways, He will bring “it” to pass, and you will find rest for your soul as you “wait patiently for him.”
What a marvelous “Fret-Not” Psalm for 2022 thru 24.
An Essay for week #34 - Aug 21, 2022
Msg in audio at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/audio/gs220821.mp3
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