Psalm 37

35 I have seen ruthless scoundrels, strong as flourishing cedars.

36 When I passed by again, they were gone; though I searched, they could not be found.

37 Observe the honest, mark the upright; those at peace with God have a future.

38 But all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.

39  The salvation of the just is from the LORD, their refuge in time of distress.

40  The LORD helps and rescues them, rescues and saves them from the wicked, because in God they take refuge. (NAB)

Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does evil seem to prosper? It’s the age old question referred to as the problem of evil. If there is a God, and He is good and omniscient why does he allow so much evil to happen in the world?

Without faith no answer can satisfy the question, but the writer does show us how it all ends.

He is there and evil is not.


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Former farmer, now college instructor
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2 Responses to Psalm 37

  1. Pingback: The Upright Will See God’s Face « Thoughts on Scripture

  2. diane says:

    I have wondered about the question, “If there is a God, why does he allow bad things to happen to good people?”. I found my answer in a Scott Hahn lecture. He said, “God loves us. But if we live in a world/society that chooses not to listen to God and follow His path, He gives us what we ask for.” (I may not have quoted it exactly, but the meaning is the same.) Kind of makes you stop and think.

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