Daily Bible Reading “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth” (Psalm 37:11-20)

  Psalm 37 11The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 37:11-20. In Psalm 37:11 David says the meek will inherit the earth and will delight in the abundance of peace. He reminds us the wicked plot against the just person. What does David mean by that statement? Is he saying the wicked physically attack the just? Or, is he saying the wicked attack the just with his words? Either way, David says the LORD laughs at them because He knows their day is coming.

David says their sword will penetrate their own hearts and their bows will be broken. David reminds us the little that a righteous man owns in this world is better than the riches of the wicked person. The arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

The LORD knows the days of the upright and their inheritance is eternal. Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior have inherited eternal life.

God takes care of His children. He says even though there may be a famine, the righteous will be satisfied. On the other hand, David says, the wicked will perish as the fat of lambs that is consumed by the fire.

As believers we can take comfort in this Scripture by focusing on the good things David says about those who belong to the LORD. We can also take comfort in knowing we don’t have to worry about our enemies because in due time they will get their just reward.


Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 37:11-20

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.


Things to think about:

  • What does this Scripture say will happen to the meek?
  • What does this Scripture say will happen to the wicked?
  • Which category do you consider yourself to be in and why?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture where David reminds us that You take care of Your children. You know everything about us and You watch over and protect us from our enemies. Help us to always be faithful to You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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