Pondering Psalms 37:5-6

“Commit your way to the LORD;

trust in Him, and He will act.

He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,

and your justice as the noonday.”

Psalms 37:5-6

My take: Wow! What power verses! 1st, little if nothing great and sustaining happens without full, 100%, all in commitment. Right? Right! Commitment!


Can there be a better Person to commit than to the LORD (4 capitals in a row, that signifies someone ultimate, God of all)? No way is there a better way!


2nd, we are called (all called, but sadly not all or likely even a majority will respond) to trust in Him. Trust! Then David writes and personally experienced in mighty ways thst God will act on our behsalf. God requires our commitment and trust first and foremost, then He will act. Boom! Righteousness and justice light and bright as the high noon sun!

My prayer: Lord, your ways are higher than mine. Your timing is eternal and exact. Mine is often impatient and seeking immediate gratification. Help me to remember the Bible stories of old and know that You are the same. Help me practice and workout my commitment and trust so that is rock solid.

Key word: com·mit [kuh-mit]

—verb (used with object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.

to give in trust or charge; consign.
to consign for preservation: to commit ideas to writing; to commit a poem to memory.
to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question; express (one’s intention, feeling, etc.): Asked if he was a candidate, he refused to commit himself.
to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; pledge: to commit oneself to a promise; to be committed to a course of action.
to entrust, especially for safekeeping; commend: to commit one’s soul to God.
to do; perform; perpetrate: to commit murder; to commit an error.
to consign to custody: to commit a delinquent to a reformatory.
to place in a mental institution or hospital by or as if by legal authority: He was committed on the certificate of two psychiatrists.
to deliver for treatment, disposal, etc.; relegate: to commit a manuscript to the flames.
to send into a battle: The commander has committed all his troops to the front lines.
Parliamentary Procedure. to refer (a bill or the like) to a committee for consideration.
—verb (used without object), com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting.

to pledge or engage oneself: an athlete who commits to the highest standards.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English committen (< Anglo-French committer) < Latin committere, equivalent to com- com- + mittere to send, give over

—Related forms
com·mit·ta·ble, adjective
com·mit·ter, noun
non·com·mit·ted, adjective
pre·com·mit, verb (used with object), pre·com·mit·ted, pre·com·mit·ting.
self-com·mit·ting, adjective
un·com·mit, verb, un·com·mit·ted, un·com·mit·ting.
un·com·mit·ting, adjective
well-com·mit·ted, adjective

—Synonyms

  1. carry out, effect, execute.