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Delight in the Lord

Leviticus 6:1-7:27

Mark 3:7-30

Psalm 37:1-11

Proverbs 10:3-4

Psalm 37 verse 4 are words to stitch on a pillow...and people definitely have. I've seen that verse everywhere, let me tell you. "Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." I've seen that verse tattooed, I've seen that verse on the mirror when someone is getting ready in the morning, I've seen it on bulletin boards, in pretty chalk's everywhere.

And I don't know what everyone thinks about it, I don't know why it's everywhere. But when I was younger I always saw it the same way I see "follow your heart" and "your dreams will come true" written everywhere. When I saw that verse I focused on the "desires of my heart" part. I thought about what those desires where, "wow, God says He'll give those to me!" But I totally missed the "delight in the Lord part." I was delighting instead on the idea that God might give me everything I want.

It wasn't till later in life that I understood the catch, which isn't really a catch at all. If someone truly delights in the Lord, He becomes their desire.

Right now, I think I could do a whole lot more delighting in the Lord. But also, for what it's worth, reading the Bible every day has changed my perspective so much. I can say "Jesus is my one desire" more truly, genuinely, and fervently than I could 152 days ago. Not because of anything of done really, but just because the message of Jesus has been steadily presented to me on a daily basis for so many days in a row.

Right now, if I looked at this verse the way I normally used to, I could come up with some things I want. But I'm so much more convinced that the only thing worth desiring with all my heart is Jesus.



Leviticus 7:28-9:6

Mark 3:31-4:25

Psalm 37:12-29

Proverbs 10:5

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