7th Sunday after Epiphany
Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 paraphrase by Pastor William
Stop fussing and being envious;
good things happen to bad people too.
That is not a reward for their behavior;
rain falls on good and evil alike.
Stay focused on what matters;
continue to do good.
Remember God loves you;
God desires good for you.
Dedicate yourself to following God’s ways:
where grace, mercy and love reign.
Rest in God’s goodness;
let evildoers wallow in their filth.
Renounce your anger;
nothing good comes from it.
Be glad God provides enough for all;
cherish what God does for you.
God provides a sure refuge,
for those who seek with their heart.
The Lord rescues those who seek goodness;
the wicked shall perish,
But, those who seek the Lord,
shall find a refuge of peace and love.