Crumbs
October 29, 2020
353. Week of Twenty Third Sunday after Trinity - Tuesday
Do not fret yourself because of evil-doers
          Do not fret yourself because of evil-doers, neither be envious against the workers of iniquity.   Psalms 37:1
          Anger, wrath, fretfulness, and envy would insinuate itself into our foolish heart when we see the evil-doers and the workers of iniquity prosper in this life. Why, we say, should the wicked prosper more than we, who are the children of God? But, dear child of God, do not fret yourself because of the evil-doers, nor be envious against the workers of iniquity. Do not fret yourself because of him who prospers in his way, and of him who brings wicked devices to pass. For listen! The evil-doers and workers of iniquity shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb; they shall be cut off; for yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently look for him, and he shall not be found. And where is he? Ah, the Lord shall break the arm of the wicked; the wicked shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall be consumed; into smoke they shall be consumed away. Therefore, O child of God, cease from anger, and forsake wrath, and leave off fretting and envying, lest you, too, be tempted to do evil, and you, too, become wicked, and you perish. For the children of God, who, it is true, are called the meek and lowly here on earth, but who in quietness and meekness wait on the Lord, yes, they shall "inherit the earth" (Matt. 5:5), and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. The Lord knows the days of the upright; and their inheritance, yes, their inheritance and treasure shall be forever. The Lord upholds the righteous. They shall not be ashamed in evil times, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. Oh, remain a child of God, and do not fret yourself because of the evil-doers, neither be envious against the workers of iniquity.
          PRAYER: - PRAYER,- Lord God, dear Heavenly Father, give to me Your Holy Spirit, that I may have great peace and joy in being Your child and in resting in Your bosom, and that I may not fall into a sinful passion because of the seeming prosperity of the wicked, nor envy those who shall soon be destroyed. O Lord, I want to be Your own here in time and thereafter in eternity, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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