After eating the first granny smith apple from my new tree, I was impressed with how fresh it tasted. It was not like the several months old apple at the local produce department. Instead, I recognized it as the real deal, a superior piece of fruit freshness. Wisdom and justice keep us in a growth pattern that is not a fast flurry to fame but it is the real deal. By hiding God’s word in our hearts we can avoid sinful paths that may present options that are too tempting to resist. In the Israelite culture, those who inherited land had a way to support their family, tribe or clan. Those who were cut off from the inheritance were doomed to blow away like chaff in tbe wind. God has provided an inheritance for all who trust in Him for refuge. He establishes the path of those who trust in the substitutional atonement of His Son for their sin. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). – Teresa #Heisable #gloriousinheritance #Ephesians1:18
Psalm 37:30-40 English Standard Version (ESV)
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks justice.
The law of his God is in his heart;
his steps do not slip.
The wicked watches for the righteous
and seeks to put him to death.
The Lord will not abandon him to his power
or let him be condemned when he is brought to trial.
Wait for the Lord and keep his way,
and he will exalt you to inherit the land;
you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
I have seen a wicked, ruthless man,
spreading himself like a green laurel tree.[a]
But he passed away,[b] and behold, he was no more;
though I sought him, he could not be found.
Mark the blameless and behold the upright,
for there is a future for the man of peace.
But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed;
the future of the wicked shall be cut off.
The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
a Psalm 37:35 The identity of this tree is uncertain
b Psalm 37:36 Or But one passed by