Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. Psalm 37:1 New King James Version
iniquity: something that is unfair or evil envious: feeling or showing a desire to have what someone else has fret : to cause To Suffer Emotional Strain Mirriam- Webster Dictionary
We who have lived long enough have all experienced fretting because someone is “getting away with it.” Many times it is because we see it on the news.
Why do you get upset?
As a Christian we are to believe God is a God of justice and He will make them pay, if not in this life than in the eternal one.
What is your reward for fretting?
It hurts your relationships and destroys your health (why do you think people have high blood pressure and ulcers?).
I know I did it after watching investigative TV programs.
Looking back there is a realization how futile and stupid this was. It did not change anything. Then a few years later you see it on the news where the perpetrators are caught, put in prison and are living a life of hell or are suffering from some disease that is lowly, painfully leading them to the grave and Hell where they belong.
Why in the world would you be envious of someone that is practicing iniquity?
You see someone cheating at school and they are getting away with it. No they are not.
When they go to get a job and take a test before getting hired the employer discovers they do not know squat and they do not get the job.
Someone is cheating on their spouse and having affairs. They will get sexually transmitted diseases and ruin their marriage. Does that sound like something you want?
The list goes on and on.
Oh for a little while they get away with it but it always catches up with them in the end.
Do not be deceived, what you do today you will pay for tomorrow. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Do not follow them on the pathway that leads to Hell but stay on the course Christ has laid before you which leads to Heaven.
Prayer: Please Jehovah-Tsidkenu (God of Righteousness) bless me with Your divine wisdom and strength to follow Your righteous path even when it seems as if the wicked are winning. I humbly ask this in the name of my most righteous King Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.