April 21, 2020

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Psalm 37:3–5 (ESV)
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.


This passage has three parts to the pathway of spiritual success.

  1. Trust: to be fully secure in; to have full confidence in; to place all hope in
  2. Delight: to take pleasure in; to take enjoyment in
  3. Commit: to remove anything which tends to hinder a relationship

If we want the LORD to give us success, we must first:

  • Trust in the LORD, and you will dwell in a land… (of security and safety)
  • Delight yourself in the LORD, and HE will give… (whatever you need)
  • Commit your way to the LORD, and HE will act... (on your behalf)