Evil Devices

A Cyclist’s Psalm?

    Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
    fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
    over the man who carries out evil devices!
    Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
    Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
    For the evildoers shall be cut off.
        — Psalm 37:7-9 [ESV]

Transporting cardboard

Inspired by Thinking Christian, who calls this a Driver’s Psalm and posts it as a reminder to chill, be patient in traffic and not succumb to road rage because “it tends only to evil.”

Photo by Richard Masoner. Guy on a bike gives the stink eye to a passing scooter while transporting cardboard and other recyclables in Taipei, Taiwan.

One Comment

  1. For the Burma Shave version ( not quite iambic pentameter, but…)

    Be still before the Lord
    Patiently Wait
    Fret not yourself
    Over he whose wealth is great

    Refrain from anger
    Forsake Wrath
    Fret not yourself
    Keep your mind on your path

    The man who carries out
    Evil Devices
    Will be cut off short.

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