Monday, December 10, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Ezra 6:1-22; Daniel 7:1-28; Revelation 2:18-3:6

Fret not thyself because of evildoers. Psalm 37:1
Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way. Psalm 37:7
Fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. Psalm 37:8

One of Satan’s clever devices is to get people to fret (see Hannah in 1 Sam. 1:6). King David tells us rather to: trust (v. 3), delight (v. 4), commit (v. 5), rest and wait patiently (v. 7). If these terms are characteristics of the believer’s life, there will be neither the time nor the inclination to fret. The decision is up to us. He promises His peace to those who trust Him. —Wm. H. Gustafson

God’s almighty arms are round me; peace, peace is mine!
Judgment scenes need not confound me, peace, peace is mine! —J. Denham Smith