6 Such people will not be overcome by evil.
Those who are righteous will be long remembered.
7 They do not fear bad news;
they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
8 They are confident and fearless
and can face their foes triumphantly.
9 They share freely and give generously to those in need.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
They will have influence and honor.
10 The wicked will see this and be infuriated.
They will grind their teeth in anger;
they will slink away, their hopes thwarted. NLT
The first five verses spoke about those who “feared” the Lord. What does verse 6 promise for such people? What do you imagine this would look like for you?
Can you “remember” anyone from the past who demonstrated verse 6 in their life?
Look at verses 8-9. What characteristics mark the life of such a person?
Why do such people infuriate the “wicked”?
How does the abrupt, negative focus of the end of this psalm fit with real life?
::::: EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::
On a scale of 1-10, how do you compare with verses 8-9? In what areas do you fall short? How could the Lord help strengthen your weaker areas? Take some time to pray about this before moving on to the chores of the next 24 hours.