Psalm 37 is a wisdom Psalm. It’s meant to instruct God’s people on how to live in a way that pleases the Lord in a world that is broken. The wisdom of this Psalm is this: When you see people living bad lives and doing well while you suffer, submit to God, be content in Him, do what’s right, and trust Him to judge rightly in the end.
1 voice teaches us in this Psalm – David, by the Holy Spirit, but ultimately, the Lord Jesus.
2 ways to live are described – the way of the wicked and ungodly, and the way of the righteous or blameless
2 times are highlighted – the present, in which the unrighteous seem to thrive and the righteous suffer, a time that can seem to drag on and on for the righteous, and then the future that is coming “in a little while,” where the unrighteous will be “cut off from the land,” judged, destroyed, and vanish entirely, as the Lord “laughs” and vindicates His people and brings them into the land where they will be blessed forever with His presence.
Scripture: Psalm 37, 1, 2; Matthew 5:5, 6:33; Romans 12:1-2, 19-21; 1 Peter 2:18-25, 5:7