“The desire of the righteous ends only in good” (23). I seek that which ends in good. Then, I need to meditate to determine and understand what I really desire. Meditate on the righteous. Am I righteous? Do I desire as a righteous man or a religious man? The two are not the same for God determines righteousness not as men and women do. If God has determined that I am righteous then my desire is as he desires and that ends only in good.
The end being good does not mean that the beginning or anywhere in the middle will always be what I consider good. The suffering of Christ was not good physically, mentally, and emotionally. Yet, it ended in his resurrection glory and the resurrection and glory of those who believe in him. The desire of Jesus ends in good.
“The hope of the wicked ends only in wrath” (23). I do not seek the wrath of God. Then meditate to determine and understand my hope and expectations. Meditate on the wicked. Am I wicked? Do I desire as a wicked man or a shrewd steward? The two are not the same for Jesus taught his followers to be shrewd (Matthew 10:16; Luke 16:8) If God has determined that I am wicked then my hope is not as he hopes and that ends only in his fury.