37 Mark [shamar] the
perfect [tam] man, and behold [ra'ah] the
upright [yashar]: for the end ['achariyth] of
that man ['iysh] is peace [shalowm]. KJV-Interlinear
37 Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future
for the man of peace. ESV
The word mark, means to observe, or to take notice. While in the previous verses the Psalm has been examining those who are wicked and prosperous, now the Psalm turns to the righteous man and examines his life for a comparison.
What is being compared or examined, is the entire life or course of life, for each of these categories of people, namely wicked versus righteous.
The term wicked, describes the individual who does not have a spiritual life, or who does not function in the spiritual life, and consequently has no productive spiritual life.
The terms of blameless and upright, refer to the spiritually mature believer. Remember we are examining the entire life of the believer, so this refers to the individual who has studied and learned and grown up in their spiritual life, and has advanced to maturity.
The reference to, the man of peace, is an attribute of maturity.
So there is a huge contrast between the wicked, or the non-spiritually active person, as opposed to the consistently spiritually active person.
The wicked can live and function in this life, and even have a prosperous and successful life, as far as the terms of the world go. That is possible because the laws of divine establishment, were put in place for all people regardless of whether they are Christian or not. Economics applies to everyone.
But at the end of their life, the question is, what do they really have. And of course we already know that the wicked person, when it comes to the end of their life, has nothing.
The spiritually mature person, may or may not have worldly possessions or prosperity, but the real assets of life, are in the soul. And Bible doctrine has greater value than anything in this world, even if you accumulated everything in the world throughout history.
The real possession or treasure of value, is Bible doctrine. And when you have learned it, and understood it, and utilize it throughout your life, then you have assimilated doctrine into your soul, and it becomes a part of your very essence. Also, Bible doctrine is permanent and eternal.
In this life you can’t measure its value, or is quantity. But when eternity comes around, and when you face Jesus Christ, at the Judgment Seat of Christ, for your evaluation, then the rewards handed out will be the perfect measure of the value of the doctrine contained within the soul of the spiritually mature believer.
And that value is infinite.
You cannot say that about anything in this world.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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