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Psalm 37 (Part 11) - Psa 37:19-20 - The Righteous Shall Not Be Ashamed; The Wicked Shall Perish

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For the outline and the rest of the Bible studies in this series, click here: Psalm 37

To listen to or watch the previous Bible study in the series, click here: Part 10
To listen to or watch the next Bible study in the series, click here: Part 12

19. Psa 37:19 - "They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied."
A. Those that trust in the LORD will not be ashamed (Rom 9:33; Rom 10:11).
i. Ashamed adj. - 1. Affected with shame; abashed or put to confusion by a consciousness of guilt or error; disconcerted by a recognition that one's actions or circumstances are in any way not to one's credit.
ii. The righteous will not be ashamed in the evil time when they trust God to protect them because He will never let them down.
iii. Even when men forsake them, God will not (2Ti 4:16-17).
iv. We should never be ashamed of the gospel (Rom 1:16; 2Ti 1:8).
a. Even if we suffer for our testimony of the gospel we should never be ashamed (2Ti 1:12; 1Pe 4:16).
b. Christians can face death for Christ and yet have confidence that they will not be ashamed (Php 1:20).
v. Sin will make us ashamed (Rom 6:21), but hoping in God never will (Rom 5:5).
vi. If we abide in Christ we will not be ashamed at His coming (1Jo 2:28).
B. In the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
i. The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish (Pro 10:3; Isa 41:17).
ii. God will save His faithful children from death in a famine (Job 5:20).
iii. He did it for the family of Jacob when he raised up Joseph to provide for them in Egypt (Act 7:9-15).
iv. The righteous will not be forsaken, nor will their seed beg for food (Psa 37:25).
v. There is no want (lack) to them that fear God (Psa 34:9-10).
vi. God will sustain those that cast their burden upon Him (Psa 55:22).
vii. God has promised to provide for all of our need through Christ (Php 4:19).

20. Psa 37:20 - "But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away."
A. The wicked shall perish.
i. Whereas the righteous who are threatened by famine will be sustained, the wicked who live in luxury will perish (Psa 1:6; Psa 49:12).
ii. God's people who do wickedness shall meet the same fate (Deu 4:25-26; Deu 8:19-20; Deu 11:16-17; Luk 13:1-5).
B. God's enemies shall be consumed like the fat of lambs.
i. God's enemies shall perish (Psa 9:3; Psa 92:9).
a. Their desire shall perish (Psa 112:10).
b. Their thoughts shall perish (Psa 146:4).
c. Their expectation shall perish (Pro 10:28).
d. Their hope shall perish (Pro 11:7).
ii. The enemies of the saints who are the enemies of the LORD shall be burned up (Psa 106:16-18).
iii. God will burn them up like stubble (Mal 4:1; Mat 3:12).
iv. Jesus Christ will destroy them with flaming fire at His appearing (2Th 1:7-9; Psa 68:2).
v. They will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 20:14-15).
vi. The smoke of their torment will ascend up forever (Rev 14:10-11).