Day 10 | February Devotional from Psalms - "Delight in the Lord"

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 

To “delight” is to incline or bend ourselves towards the objects of our desire and sources of our pleasure. Most of our pain or satisfaction in life comes from what we desire and how we are bent. Most importantly, the direction of our bent or delight determines our success in achieving the desires of our hearts. 

The key words in this text include: 
Trust (in the Lord), Do (good), Dwell (in the land), Feed (on His faithfulness), Delight (yourself in the Lord), Commit (Your way to the Lord), Trust (in Him)

The idea of bending represents a significant change in character. Our training, experiences, and influences all find expression in how we delight. In this we are all unique, but as believers the object of our greatest delight and deepest desire should be the Lord. For example, if you want to become a doctor, you need to have a bent towards science, physiology, and wanting to cure people.

David wrote: "Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass." What is “it" that God brings to pass? It is whatever you need or desire from your heart!

Reflection Question: In what ways are you "bent?" These are the real desires of your heart.