Patricia Hofer

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Psalms says “do not fret” over “wicked schemes”

“That really burned me up.” Have you ever said that? I have. That’s why I’ve found it interesting that the Hebrew image behind fret has to do with fire—burning or kindling or glowing. Psalms tells us to “not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes” (NIV Psalms 37:7).

Oswald Chambers wrote that “fretting is wickedness for a child of God.” At first, that seemed a little extreme… Continue reading