Delight in the Lord

Psalm 37:3-5 3Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. 4Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. 5Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
I love this passage of scripture. Verse 4 says delight yourself also in the Lord and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. What does it mean to delight yourself in the Lord? Delight means to find great enjoyment or pleasure from something. Throughout the Psalms David frequently talks about delighting in the Lord, and in His commandments. Psalm 1:1-2 says 1[BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. 2But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. This is basically saying that the man who delights in and desires the law of the Lord will be blessed, happy, fortunate and enviable.
Verse 5 says commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass. Not only are we to find our delight in him, but we are also to be confident that he will give us the things we want and need. The closer we get to God, the more time we spend with him, the more we find our delight and joy in Him, the more the desires of our heart will become His desires. When His desires become our desires we can be assured that they will come to pass. Take the time to enjoy your relationship with God. Find the joy in serving Him. Delight in His presence today.

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