Recently a precious sister in CHRIST JESUS and I were discussing our love for HIM and the sweet, sweet relationship we each shared with HIM. She spoke of how HE frequently called her in the wee hours of the morning to meet with HIM. I smiled and said yes, that when HE calls our meetings. As we continued to talk about HIM, we began to talk about HIS WORD. I watched this woman be completely filled with delight as she quoted word for word from several different scriptures. I rejoiced as HIS awesome WORD filled our souls with great happiness.
It is such a delight to spend time with HIM. As I study HIS WORD. I am often moved with awe, wonder, tears, joy and prayer as HE reveals HIS mind and HIS heart to me. My sincere prayer is that each one of you that are called by HIS NAME would daily seek HIS FACE (Psa 27:8) and come to know just how precious HE is (Psa 34:8).
Why is it important to delight yourself in The LORD? Because over two thousand years ago, our Beloved LORD JESUS spoke of the time we are presently in. In Matthew 24:12, HE said “because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold”. Lawlessness is sin (1 Jhn 3:4), and because sin is as prevalent today, as it was in the days of Noah and Lot, only a remnant (a small remaining part) will continue to delight in our Beloved LORD GOD and HIS WORD. And that remnant will not be shaken by current events (Psa 119:165); sickness and suffering will not cause them to give up (Psa 119:50, Psa 119:92, Psa 119:143); and they are continually blessed by HIS nearness (Psa 65:4, Psa 73:28).
What does it mean to delight yourself in The LORD? The English word “delight” as used in Psalm 37:4 is translated from the Hebrew word `anag pronounced “aw-nog” (OT:6026) and it means to:
1) have great happiness or joy in
2) be highly pleased with
3) rejoice over
4) take pleasure in
So to delight yourself in The LORD is to take pleasure in the presence of GOD and HIS WORD. When you delight in HIM and HIS wonderful WORD, obedience in not a burden (1 Jhn 5:3), but a joy and a delight (Psa 40:8, Psa 119:47, Jhn 4:34).
I will give thanks to The LORD with all my heart;
I will tell of all YOUR wonders.
I will be glad and exult in YOU;
I will sing praise to YOUR NAME, O MOST HIGH.