Psalms 36 & 37 and Esther
I love that our Bible reading plan covered both these Psalms in the last few days with the book of Esther. If anyone had reason to be apprehensive about the future and upset about evil winning the day then it would be Esther and Mordecai. Haman was a man with great power and an even greater temper. His anger for the Jews was not hidden in the least, and at the height of his powers he sought to see all of God’s people, including Esther and Mordecai, killed. I can imagine the hopelessness and the anger in their hearts toward Haman and their enemies was too much to bear on their own . . . They trusted the Lord and did not act on the anger that would have been readily available to them. Instead they petitioned for their life from the king and asked him to act justly in response.
We are asking our heavenly King for the same things. We are asking that He reach out in His righteousness and deliver us from sin and temptation daily. Do not fret over the things of this world that can drive you to anger and insanity, but rather concentrate on petitioning the King of all kings through a growing relationship that will bring peace to your heart.
In Christ, Bro. Les