DELIGHTING IN GOD
Psalm 37 is one of the Psalms that speak wisdom about God's relationship with those who believe in Him and those who reject Him. Psalm 37:23-26, "The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing." Delighting in the Lord means that we gain great pleasure, satisfaction, and happiness in obeying, serving, worshiping, and spending time with Him in prayer and His Word. In other words, God is the joy in our lives. When we delight in the Lord, we do and speak things that are pleasing to the Lord. Our motives are always to honor God. God then makes our steps firm. God secures our lives, even when we stumble. When we delight in the Lord, it does not mean that we are perfect. Even if we have godly motives, we can still make wrong decisions. Thus, God promises us that He will forgive us when we sin and restore us to the right path.
Our security in God is forever. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:31-39). God is always holding us with His loving hands. It is not us who always hold God, but God is. David testified that God never forsaken him, even when he stumbled into committing adultery with Bathsheba and killed her husband. God forgave and restored David. God provided everything that his children needed and more. As a result, they became a blessing to others. God does the same thing to us. He provides everything that we need. We may not have everything that we like and want, but we have what we need. As a result, as God's children, we can be generous to others with the blessings that God provides us. God is the one who makes our path secure, not us.
Sometimes, we feel that we are the ones who make our path secure and strong through our education, work, wisdom, strength, experience, and possessions. However, no matter what we have, we are still limited and have no control over what will happen tomorrow. Only God can make us secure by delighting in Him. Let us delight in our Lord today.
Questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully, meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you). What does it mean to delight in the Lord? How can I be secure in life? Where do I put my security? Do I delight in the Lord?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, Thank you for being my firm foundation. Please help me to delight in you. May you change my heart and not be afraid of surrendering everything to you. Thank you that I am always secure in you. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.