THE PALACE OF BLESSING Psalm 1:1-3
SATURATE IN YOUR BEAUTY V.2
DELIGHT IN YOUR SATISFACTION
But his delight
DELIGHT IN YOUR STRUCTURE
is in the law of the Lord
DRENCH IN YOUR SPEECH
and in his law doth he meditate
DELIGHT IN YOUR SCHEDULE
day and night
ARE WE DELIGHTING IN GOD’S SATISFACTION?
But his delight. What is our delight
The term delight means pleasure, it’s choosing what gratifies,
Delight is where we find our enjoyment & 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.
The Word “acceptable” is delight. God’s Word is what brings us delight.
He wrote with words that were both true & aesthetically pleasing.
The term rendered acceptable is the same word that is rendered delight in Psalms 1:2.
The Word “upright” means straight or straightening in contrast to crooked & bent.
We live in a crooked bent world. Only Gods Word will straighten us out. Only Gods
Word will make us upright & righteous. Our World is twisted. Gods Word makes us straight
The Word “truth” is in contrast to lies & deception. We live in an age of fake news,
where false & corrupting words are perpetually inundating us. Everything is being besmirched.
Truth is under attack. What should be honored is being defamed. What should be defamed is
weirdly being honored. It’s vogue now to impugn someone’s character. It’s popular now to tarnish,
taint, smear & slander.
Only Gods Word is Truth.
Only Gods Word is delightfully acceptable.
Only Gods Word is straight
Only Gods Word develops in us righteousness
It’s interesting in Proverbs 31:13 we read of the women who:
Seeks wool & flax & 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.
This is a feel good kind of labor that satisfies as she sacrifices
for those she delights in. This is taking pleasure in & choosing
to do things for those you value.
When we value something we invest time in it.
Are we valuing Gods Word?
Are we handling Gods Word with hands of delight.
The Theological workbook says 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 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 & renews our mind & heart,
His will & the design of God is a delight & pleasure to us.
When Satan’s temptations deceive us
then evil becomes our delight & the twists of wickedness
become good, pleasant & desirable.
It’s really up to us. It’s our call!
What are we delighting in?
Are we letting the Word of God dwell in us richly!!!