Tuesday, May 6, 2008

...and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Today is audience participation day on the blog. I would like to know what you think of this verse:

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:4

Please, honest interpretations here. And please give particular attention to what you think "delight yourself in the LORD" means.

I was reading this Psalm last night and, although I've read it and seen it on plenty of favorite quote listings before, was struck by what it truly means to delight yourself in the LORD. Not looking for any right answers, just some opinions and personal life applications. Thanks!


Deanna said...

I love interactive! And since I am a student of theology now I should have a lot of deep insights to share right? Ha!
I would say that maybe it means to find joy in being a child of God, of being able to worship God, to have God a part of our lives etc. All of the wonderful honors we have of having a God that loves us we should delight in, EVEN when things do not seem delightful. And maybe if we are focusing on these things about God, about the gift that wea re given to know him, then the desires of our hearts will be desires of his "heart" also. Because I do not think if I delight that God made chocolate and that my deisre is to only eat chocolate and still be healthy he will give that to me...so I am not totally sure but thats a lot of thoughts. I hope someone else has something better to say. So much for theology! :)

Gregory said...

I read the message of the context to be about feeling the security and peace of God's omnipotence. Even when things aren't very good, God will ultimately take care of us. Enjoy that peace of knowing that we have the personal attention and love of the Creator of the universe. God wants us to make a decision to seek joy in God's presence as we would a dear friend. He wants us to commit to an active trust in His love and protection as our Father.

There's my two cents worth. It's a wonderful verse. Thanks for sharing.