Delight

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Psalm 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. 

Psalm 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

Psalm 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

People delight in many things. For some reason, my mind goes back to one of the original “Narnia” movies in which a young man, Edmund, delights in a food so much so that he follows the witch (in the allegory, a picture of Satan/evil) to get more. Now, maybe that’s a tad farfetched, but there are many things that our heart may delight in. If we’re not careful, they, too, can draw our hearts away from the Lord.

In twenty verses, at least three times the Psalmist tells the Lord that he delights in His Word. He uses plenty of other words to describe his desire/relation to the Word as well, such as: which I have loved, which are good, teach me, stablish thy word unto thy servant, give me, I will observe, with my whole heart, and many others.

The question that speaks to me is, in what does my heart delight? Might it be in seeking and knowing Him through His word. Might my heart be drawn to it, might I love it, and seek it, be stablished in it, with my whole heart. And might that be the desire of God’s people everywhere. If we delighted in God’s law like we ought, we’d surely have revival.

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