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Psalm 37 (Part 3) - Psa 37:3 - Trust in the LORD and Do Good

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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 2
To listen to or watch the next Bible study in the series, click here: Part 4

3. Psa 37:3 - "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."
A. The wicked possess lots of land (Psa 49:11) and have all that heart could wish (Psa 73:7).
B. But the key to dwelling in the land and being fed to the full is not by envying them (Psa 37:1-2).
C. It is rather by trusting in God and doing good.
i. The Christian life can be summed up in this sentence: "Trust in the LORD, and do good."
ii. The upright (those that do good) shall dwell in the land and the perfect shall remain in it (Pro 2:21), but the wicked shall be cut off and rooted out of it (Pro 2:22).
a. Righteous people will inherit the land and dwell there forever (Psa 37:29).
b. This is why Israel was disinherited of their land, because they were wicked (Deu 11:8-9; Deu 30:15-20; Mat 21:42-44; Luk 21:24).
iii. Those that trust in and fear God shall not want (lack) any good thing (Psa 23:1; Psa 34:9-10).
a. Want v. - 1. a. intr. To be lacking or missing; not to exist; not to be forthcoming; to be deficient in quantity or degree. 2. a. trans. Not to have; to be without, to lack; to have too little of; to be destitute of, or deficient in; to fail to have, or get.
b. They shall never lack food (Psa 37:25).
iv. They shall be fat and flourishing (Psa 92:12-14).
D. Those that forsake all for Jesus Christ, His gospel, and His kingdom shall have lands to dwell in here on earth and a heavenly land for all eternity (Mat 19:27-29; Mar 10:28-30; Luk 18:28-30).