The Lord will laugh at the wicked A Prophecy by David for our time.
Psalms 37:1-40 Do not worry about or envy evildoers, for like grass, they soon wither. Better is the little which the righteous person has, than all the wealth of the wicked, for their power will be broken. The Lord watches over the upright all their days, in their time of need, they will have enough. The Laws of God are in the heart of the righteous and they know justice and wisdom. Observe the good person, watch those who are honest, for they leave descendants, but transgressors are wiped out, one and all – their descendants are cut off. Deliverance for the righteous comes from the Lord, their refuge in times of trouble. The Lord will help them and keep them safe from the wicked. He will save them because they seek shelter in Him.
It is the Lord who directs a person’s steps, though he may fall, He will hold him firmly. I was young, but now have grown old, never have I seen the righteous forsaken. If you shun evil and do good you will live at peace forever, for the Lord is a lover of justice and will not forsake His loyal servants. The lawless are banished, while the righteous will possess the Land and will live there forever. Those whom the Lord has blessed will possess the Land and those who are cursed will be cut off. Wait for the Lord and hold to His ways, He will raise you up to be masters of the Land. When the wicked are destroyed, you will be there to watch. Trust in the Lord and do good, settle in the Land and find a good home. Commit your way to the Lord, trust Him and He will act. Wait quietly for the Lord.
The wicked look to ensnare and kill the righteous, but the Lord will not leave them in their power, nor let them be condemned if brought to trial. The Lord will laugh at the wicked, for He sees their Day of judgement coming. They have drawn their swords to slaughter those who are honest, but they will pierce their own hearts.
Be angry no more; that leads to evil. For evildoers will be destroyed and those who trust in the Lord will inherit the Land, they will enjoy great peace. The wicked plot against the righteous and grind their teeth at the sight of them, but in a little while, they will be no more, their place will be empty. The enemies of the Lord will perish like fuel in a furnace; they will go up in smoke. Ref:REB. Text rearranged.
The Day of Judgement is coming and the Lord laughs at those who plot against the righteous. They prepare to attack, but their weapons will recoil upon themselves. Deut. 32:34-35, Psalm 83:1-18, Psalm 7:12-15, Obadiah 15, Hab. 3:14, Joel 3:4
The enemies of the Lord will burn, like fuel in a furnace. Malachi 4:1 & 3, Isaiah 30:25-28, Isaiah 66:15-16, Amos 1:1-15, Zeph. 3:8, 2 Peter 3:10, Rev. 6:12-17
Wait quietly and trust in the Lord. He will act to destroy the evildoers and punish all the godless. Deut. 32:40-43, Proverbs 16:4-5, Isaiah 13:9-13, Jer. 9:25-26, Nahum 1:1-10, Micah 7:3-4, Hebrews 10:26-27, 2 Peter 10-22
Those who trust in the Lord will inherit the holy Land, they will settle there and find prosperity and peace. Isaiah 30:29, Deut. 33:26-29, Psalm 66:8-12, Isaiah 42:10-12, Isaiah 49:8-13 & 22, Isaiah 51:1-11, Isaiah 54:1-17, Isaiah 55:12-13, Isaiah 60:1-22, Isaiah 61:4-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Isaiah 62:10-12, Isaiah 66:18b-21, Jer. 3:14-18, Jer. 23:3-8, Jer. 30:10 & 18-22, Jer. 31:1-40, Jer. 32:37-44, Jer 33:6-26, Jer. 46:27-28, Jer. 50:4-7, Eze. 11:14-21, Eze. 20:33-38, Eze. 28:24-28, Eze. 34:11-21, Eze. 36:8-37, Eze. 37:20-27, Eze. 39:25-29, Hosea 2:14-23, Joel 2:18-22, Amos 9:8-15, Mic. 7:11-20, Zeph. 3:9-20, Zech. 10:8-12, Mal. 3:16-18.
This Psalm tells us very clearly, that those who put their trust in the Lord, are the ones that He will save. It is sensible to have some preparation for the coming time of troubles, but verse 5 is our best advice. Isaiah 49:10-13