It Was the Worst of Times

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Seeing all the evil in the world is vexing to the righteous. Psalm 37 teaches us that God knows what is happening, that He will act, and how we should live before Him: in trust, delight, doing right, …

Seeing all the evil in the world is vexing to the righteous. Psalm 37 teaches us that God knows what is happening, that He will act, and how we should live before Him: in trust, delight, doing right, and waiting for Him. (This lesson, for the most part, is completely the work of Joe Griffen.)

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  • 1. “It wasthe worstof times...” Psalm 37 CB OT p. 872
  • 2. Psalm 37 CB OT p. 872
  • 3. The Wicked
  • 4. “prospers in his way” (7)
  • 5. “plots against the righteous” (12)
  • 6. “draw sword and bend their bows” (14)
  • 7. Our Temptation
  • 8. Fret
  • 9. Envy
  • 10. “tends only to evil”
  • 11. FRET NOT!
  • 12. God knows!
  • 13. God sees!
  • 14. God sees!
  • 15. God will act!
  • 16. “but Jehovah laughs at the wicked, for He sees that his day is coming.” Psalm 37.13 CB OT p. 872
  • 17. God will act!
  • 18. “I have not seen the righteous forsaken”
  • 19. “there is a future”
  • 20. What do I do right now?
  • 21. Trust in Jehovah
  • 22. Delight in Jehovah
  • 23. Commit Your Way to Jehovah
  • 24. Be Still Before Jehovah
  • 25. Will today be the day you decide to be saved?
  • 26. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at: www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  • 27. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.) Oil Spill: Photo taken June 22, 2010. Photo courtesy Dr. Oscar Garcia / Florida State University. : http://www.flickr.com/photos/skytruth/4733160371/ Capital Hill: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmanners/224440107/ Abortion: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/4156307310/sizes/l/ Pride: http://www.flickr.com/photos/billandkent/540423913/sizes/l/ AIG: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eflon/3372323968/sizes/l/ Obama: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mountaineerpics/1218476612/sizes/l/ Girl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattwright/288781840/sizes/l/ Bible: iStock_000000532821 Money: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dborman2/3258378233/sizes/l/ Gun: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrmach5/3197548714/sizes/l/ Steamed Man: iStock_000006927740 Stomp on Little Man: iStock_000004879011 Dying flowers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waikikiweekly/3895237240/sizes/l/in/ set-72157619538559272/ Bible 2: iStock_000003726296 Grace: Eric Enstrom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ File:Grace1918photographEnstrom.jpg Trust: iStock_000005012679 Delight: iStock_000005179635 Commit: iStock_000006388772 Be Still: iStock_000004506643 Happy Girl in Field: iStock_000005617265
  • 28. Compiled and Presented by: Miscellaneous Dave Stewart 25 July, 2010 #10 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com It Was the Worst of Times Psalm 37 Synopsis: Seeing all the evil in the world is vexing to the righteous. Psalm 37 teaches us that God knows what is happening, that He will act, and how we should live before Him: in trust, delight, doing right, and waiting for Him. (This lesson, for the most part, is completely the work of Joe Griffen.) “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”