Psalm 37 (Part 21) - Psa 37:37-40 - God Will Help the RighteousSubmitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Thursday, September 13, 2018.
37. Psa 37:37 - "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." A. The perfect and upright man will have peace in his soul in this life (Mat 11:28-30; Joh 14:27; Php 4:6-7; Rom 15:13; Isa 26:3; Isa 32:17-18). B. You can mark that down and be assured of it. C. Though he will have peace in his soul, he will not always have peace in his life (Joh 16:33; Jam 1:2-3; 1Pe 4:12-13). D. But his end is peace. i. He will have everlasting peace and rest in the next life (Isa 57:1-2; Rev 14:13). ii. Better is the end thereof than the beginning (Ecc 7:8; Jam 5:11; Job 42:12). 38. Psa 37:38 - "But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off." A. Whereas the end of the righteous is eternal peace, the end of the wicked is eternal destruction (2Th 1:9), punishment (Mat 25:46), and death (Rev 20:14-15). B. See notes on Psa 37:9 and Psa 37:28. 39. Psa 37:39 - "But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble." A. But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD. i. Salvation is of the LORD (Jon 2:9). ii. Salvation belongeth unto the LORD (Psa 3:8). iii. In other words, salvation is not dependent upon man, but upon God alone (2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:5; Rom 9:16). B. He is their strength in the time of trouble. i. God is a very present help in time of trouble (Psa 46:1). ii. We can go boldly to God in prayer anytime that we need help (Heb 4:15-16; Psa 60:11). iii. God will give us grace and strength to endure any trouble we face (Isa 41:10; Isa 43:2). 40. Psa 37:40 - "And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him." A. And the LORD shall help them. i. Our help comes from the LORD (Psa 121:1-3; Psa 33:20; Psa 124:8). ii. We are blessed to have the God of Jacob for our help (Psa 146:5). iii. God has promised to help us (Isa 41:10; Isa 41:13-14; Isa 44:2). iv. We should therefore ask for His help and expect to receive it (Psa 12:1; Psa 22:19; Psa 38:22; Psa 109:26; Mat 15:25; Mar 9:24). v. The Lord is our helper and therefore we should not fear the wicked (Heb 13:6). B. And deliver them. i. God is our deliverer (Psa 70:5). ii. We should ask the LORD for help and deliverance (Psa 40:17; Psa 70:1). C. He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him. i. The LORD will help and deliver those who trust in Him (2Ch 14:11-12; 2Ch 20:4-22). ii. Trust in the LORD for He is our help and shield (Psa 115:9-11).