34 Put your hope in the Lord.
Travel steadily along his path.
He will honor you by giving you the land.
You will see the wicked destroyed.
35 I have seen wicked and ruthless people
flourishing like a tree in its native soil.
36 But when I looked again, they were gone!
Though I searched for them, I could not find them!
37 Look at those who are honest and good,
for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.
38 But the rebellious will be destroyed;
they have no future.
39 The Lord rescues the godly;
he is their fortress in times of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them,
rescuing them from the wicked.
He saves them,
and they find shelter in him. NLT
Take a moment to scan back through all of Psalm 37. How would you summarize the main point of this psalm?
What commands are in verses 34-40?
What promises are in verses 34-40?
Which of these commands and promises should mean the most to you in the next 24 hours?
With verses like verse 7 and verse 24 in mind, what does it mean for the Lord ot save the godly?
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Like several other psalms, this psalm is written as an acrostic, meaning each stanza begins with the next Hebrew letter. How does knowing this is a poetic psalm change the way you understand it?