Psalm 37:3 - Trust And Rely Upon God, Doing Good And Reaping His Blessings.

Psa.37:3; Trust And Rely Upon God, Doing Good And Reaping His 

Psa 37:3 (KJV)  Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou 
dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 

Psalm 37:3 (NKJV)  Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the 
land, and feed on His faithfulness. 

Psalm 37:3 (NASB)  Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the 
land and cultivate faithfulness. 

Psalm 37:3 (AMP)  Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in 
the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely 
on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. 

Psalm 37:3 (CWR)  Trust in the Lord and do good.  Live a life of 
faithfulness, secure in His love. 


Security of Those Who Trust in the LORD, and Insecurity of the 

Psalm 37: In Praise of Trust. What are the characteristics and 
the benefits of trust in the LORD? This, one of the best-loved of 
the psalms, explains. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

If you were to pick two psalms to memorize, the first would 
probably be the 23rd. But the second surely would be this great psalm in 
praise of trust. 
No psalm has more comforting verses, more verses inviting 
lengthy meditation. No psalm has more verses that speak so directly to 
the human heart. 
Because of this, it's almost sacrilege to analyze this psalm: to 
break its thoughts apart, to look for similarities and themes. And 
yet, how much this psalm tells us about the nature, and about the 
benefits, of trust. 
If we seek to probe the nature of trust, we find in this psalm 
that trust is: 
Looking to God and doing good (v. 3).
Delighting in the LORD (v. 4).
Committing our way to the LORD (v. 5).
Not fretting when the wicked succeed (v. 7).
Refraining from anger and wrath (v. 8).
Being satisfied with little (v. 16).
Giving generously to others (v. 21).
Turning from evil to do good (v. 27).
Planting God's Law in our hearts (v. 31).
Waiting for the LORD (v. 34).
Keeping His way (v. 34).
Taking refuge in the LORD (v. 40).
Trust is in fact a way of life, the way of life we choose when 
we commit ourselves to the LORD. 
This same psalm reveals the outcome of trust. One who actively 
commits himself to the LORD can expect these benefits: 
To enjoy safe pastures (v. 3).
To receive the desires of his heart (v. 4).
To be vindicated (vv. 5-6).
To inherit the land (vv. 9, 22, 34).
To enjoy great peace (v. 11).
To be upheld by God (v. 17).
To gain an enduring inheritance (v. 18).
To enjoy plenty in days of famine (v. 19).
To be upheld by the LORD (v. 24).
To always live securely (v. 27).
To never be forsaken by God (v. 28).
To not slip (v. 31).
To see the wicked cut off (v. 34).
To have a future (v. 37).
To be helped and delivered by the LORD (v. 40).
The beauty of this psalm aside, its teaching is vital to our 
well-being. Only by an active trust in God, expressed in the choices made 
each day of our lives, can we experience the many benefits of a 
personal relationship with the LORD. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 


Psalm 34:9-10 (KJV)  O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there 
is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and 
suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good 

Matthew 6:33 (KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and 
his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  

Isaiah 50:10b (KJV)  let him trust in the name of the Lord, and 
stay upon his God.  

Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV)  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the 
Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.  

Isaiah 1:19 (KJV)  If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat 
the good of the land:  

Psalm 4:5 (KJV)  Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put 
your trust in the Lord.  

1 Cor. 15:58 (KJV)  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye 
stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch 
as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.  

Hebrews 6:10 (KJV)  For God is not unrighteous to forget your 
work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in 
that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.  



This verse offers four rules to keep the mind calm when we are 
perplexed over the seeming prosperity of the wicked: (a) trust in God, (b) 
keep busy doing good, (c) dwell calmly where God puts us, and (d) 
seek God's faithfulness. [SDA Commentary] 

After being battered all day by a hot south wind, the squash 
vines and tomato plants in our garden drooped in the fading light. 
They practically cried out for water from the sprinkler. But the 
trees in the yard were green and flourishing, though they required far 
more water than the squash and tomatoes. The deep roots of the trees 
found a hidden source of water far below the surface where the garden 
plants struggled. Like those trees, people who trust in the Lord are 
not at the mercy of surface circumstances because we have deep roots 
to our eternal Source.  [Quiet Time SB re Jer.17:7] 


1 Cor. 15:58 (KJV)  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye 
stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch 
as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.  

"God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, 
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good 
work." "He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he 
which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully." 2 Corinthians 
9:8, 6.  {MB 112.1} 

Those who labor for the good of others are working in union with 
the heavenly angels. They have their constant companionship, their 
unceasing ministry. Angels of light and power are ever near to protect, to 
comfort, to heal, to instruct, to inspire. {6T 307} 

If we keep uppermost in our minds the unkind and unjust acts of 
others we shall find it impossible to love them as Christ has loved us; 
but if our thoughts dwell upon the wondrous love and pity of Christ 
for us, the same spirit will flow out to others. {SC 121} 

Many look upon labor as drudgery, and they try to obtain a 
livelihood by scheming rather than by honest toil. This desire to get a 
living without work opens the door to wretchedness and vice and crime 
almost without limit.  {MH 189.3} 


Jeremiah 17:7-8 (KJV)  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the 
Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. [8] For he shall be as a tree 
planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, 
and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and 
shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from 
yielding fruit.  

In view of the coming resurrection we are to stand firm, and let 
nothing move us. Since we see beyond this world, and beyond death, to 
realities others cannot see, we can follow Paul's admonition to "always 
give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that 
your labor in the Lord is not in vain." [Victor Teacher's Commentary 
re 1Co.15:58] 

How wonderful to know that no labor performed in His strength 
and for His glory will ever be in vain. [Victor Bible Reader's 
Companion re 1Co.15:58]