Thursday, May 29, 2008

Imperatives From Psalm 37, Part 4

"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Psalm 37:4

Most of the time I have heard this verse taught or preached, it is given in reverse. Essentially, if you want the desires of your heart, then delight in Him. As a teenager, that was my focus on this verse. There were things I wanted — not even bad things. I tried to delight in the Lord so that I could have those things my heart desired.

Now, as a middle-aged grandmother, I have finally realized my error. It is not about the things my heart desires, it is about the Person I delight in! It is so very important that the LORD should be my delight, my joy, my life.

It is imperative.

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