I have seen Psalm 37:4 posted recently talking about God giving people what they wanted. I’m concerned that we miss the first part of the verse and the context in which it was written. Just because we get what we want, doesn’t mean we have trusted or delighted in the Lord. God sends blessing on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45). Fulfilled desires, unfortunately, can be indulging in our own flesh (James 1:14-15). We need to look at the wisdom of Scripture to make sure we are trusting God, being faithful, and delighting in the Lord.
As I go through life, I want to be able to say that I am delighting in the Lord. How do I do that? I need to ask several questions. How excited am I to spend time with God? How much do I desire to learn what He has for me through the teaching of God’s word at my church? How much do I delight in spending time with fellow believers who sharpen me (Proverbs 27:17)? How much can those around me see that I love God? Uffdah – that last one is the most convicting. I pray that my life is filled with God. That He is truly my everything. I have found no other life worth living.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for how delightful You are. Thank You for providing ways to delight in You. Please help me keep my focus on You in everything. Please help me to encourage others to do the same.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.