Passion and delight in the Word of God
May 29, 2020
Psalm 119.47 for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.
I am so excited by the joy David finds in God's commandments. "I delight in your commandments." He finds joy and delight in God's law. In fact, it can be translated with: "I am entertaining me in your commands!" When many hear words like commandments, laws, rules, they respond negatively. Very many want to cast it in the sea and get rid of them, because they want to be free to follow their own sinful heart.
For David it was different. He loved God's commandments. He took great pleasure in doing what the Law said. He had discovered that the Law was good for man. He had experienced the many blessings that come from keeping the commandments of the Lord.
We will never find greater joy or satisfaction in ourselves than when we do what is pleasing to God. The more we delight in the Word of God, the more joy we find in walking on the Lord's path and following His Word. When we love the Word of God and do God's will in accordance with the commandments, we enter into a blessed circle of joy and satisfaction. As we delight in God's commandments, we discover more and more of what they mean in everyday life, and they become more and more meaningful.
I have been a Christian for over 60 years. In early youth, I met Jesus. At the prayer house, I learned how to take the Bible seriously. I learned how to hear God's voice through God's Word. Throughout my long life, I have found great joy in following God's way and obeying His commandments. Of course, I have fallen short and made many mistakes along the way, but God's Word has shown me the way to God's grace and love. I can say from the heart that I love the word of God and find great joy in keeping the law of the Lord.
"I find my passion and delight in your word, for I love what you say to me!"