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Do Not Envy The Success Of Evil Doers

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“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.” Psalm 37:1

Text: Psalm 37:1-7.

The way of the righteous is different from the way of sinners. The sinners in the world can cheat to achieve anything they want. They do not fear God neither do they live to please their Creator. A believer is quite different. He cannot walk in the way of sinners because their end is destruction. So, when the evil doers seem to be prospering, we are not to get angry or become envious or upset about it. We are to trust in the Lord, rest in Him and wait patiently for Him.
John is a friend of Jesus. He was to write the entrance examination to Secondary School. On the examination day, many of the pupils planned with the invigilator to cheat. John knew cheating in examination is bad, and that he would never cheat but rather trust God for his success. Other pupils interpreted John’s action as foolishness, wondering why a person will reject such help and decide to fail. The Examination body got to know what happened at the Examination Centre and took decision to cancel all their answers to the examination questions except that of John. He was also rewarded with a scholarship for his excellent performance.
No matter what is happening around us, God desires that we put our trust in Him and be diligent. As we commit our way to the Lord and delight in Him, He will make His will come to pass in our lives. God will never let us down.

Further Reading:

Proverbs 6:12-15

Prayer for today

O God, help me not to envy the success of the evil doers but to always put my trust in you.


Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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