Monday, March 28, 2011
Delight yourself in the Lord
"Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart."Ps 37:4 "Delight yourself"...be filled with the joy of the Lord. When I think of this phrase, I see in my mind's eye a young child twirling in the joy of the moment. That second part sounds pretty good, too: "...and He will give you the desires of your heart." Unfortunately, taken out of context it sounds like God becomes some cosmic Santa who is obligated to heap on us whatever our self-centered little heart desires. Not quite! Read in context: "Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him…" (from Psalm 37 NIV).