Watch the righteous person – Psalm 37:37 | 2-minute meditation


In meditating on Psalm 37:37, we catch a glimpse of the benefit of observing the lives of faithful Christians.

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Psalm 37, verse 37 says: Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.

And I ask myself, What does this mean? I see two ways of looking at this verse. First of all, we’re encouraged to look at somebody who’s righteous, to observe their conduct, to see what happens to them, and see the future hope that there is for them.

But also, here is something for us to emulate. Here is something for us to desire, to have a future.

That somebody whose life and character is marked by right living is going to go a good way.

In the context of the whole gospel, this Psalm isn’t entreating us to attempt to get our way into heaven, get our way into God’s good books by doing good deeds. We know that the only righteousness that we can possibly hope to acquire is the righteousness that Jesus gives us. Nevertheless, the character of a righteous person will be revealed in those who are following the way of Christ, in those who have committed their lives to him.

And so, for our own benefit, and for the benefit of the world, for the benefit of those who don’t yet know Christ, watch these blameless and upright people, watch these Christians, true Christians, not the ones who are just talking the talk, but the ones who are also walking the walk, and see that there, there is a future, there is hope. There is a bright eternal destiny.

Thank you, God, for your promises. Thank you for the promise of salvation. Thank you for the promise of a future hope, a bright future for those who are safe in your hands. Amen.

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