6. The Palace Of Blessing Psalm 1:1-3 part 6 What is our delight?

6. The Palace Of Blessing   Psalm 1:1-3 part 6

What is our delight?

Saturate in Your Blessings v.1      Blessed is the man

  Direct Our Steps                               that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly

  Determine Our Stands                   nor stands in the way of sinners

  Defend Our Surroundings            nor sits in the seat of the scornful 

Saturate us in Your Beauty v.2

   Delight Us in Your Satisfaction But his delight

   Delight Us In Your Structure      is in the law of the Lord

Drench Us In Your Speech          and in his law doth he meditate

Delight Us in Your Schedule      day and night

 Delight Us in Your Satisfaction But his delight 

This word delight means pleasure, it’s the choice of something that gratifies, brings enjoyment and pleasure.

King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes that he sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth Eccl. 12:10.

He wrote with words that were both true and aesthetically pleasing.  The term rendered acceptable is the same word that is rendered delight in Psalms 1:2.

It’s interesting in Proverbs 31:13 we read of the wife who:

seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands. 

The word willingly is the same term delight and could be phrased “hands of delight”.  Her hand is delighted to do things for her loved ones.  It’s a feel good kind of labor that satisfies as she sacrifices for those she delights in.  This is taking pleasure in, and choosing to do things for those you value.

The Theological workbook contributes that delight means to feel great favor toward an object with the suggestion of a deep emotional involvement.

In Genesis 3:6 we read: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

 There are three terms in this verse that are similar to delight or pleasurable.  The first is good, then pleasant and then to be desired. Very close to the three words of Rom. 12:1, 2 in reference to the opposite end of the spectrum when referring to the will of God which is good, acceptable and perfect.

When God’s Word transforms and renews our mind and heart, the will and design of God is a delight and pleasure to us.

When Satan’s temptations deceive us then evil becomes our delight and the twists of wickedness become good, pleasant and desirable.

Charm us to view Your Word as more precious then gold & deeper treasure then all life’s enchantments

Time Manage our priorities to accept the ruminating of each of Your words as a moment by moment feast.

 

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