A Great Start

4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

In English this verse can be read two different ways (the linguist in me is coming out now): 1) He will tell you what you should desire, or 2) whatever you desire, he will give you.

Either way you interpret the verse, it all begins with delighting in the Lord. What does that mean exactly?

Since entire volumes of material have been written about the subject, I’ll try to summarize.

Delighting in the Lord will mean:

  • Loving your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31)
  • Seeking His counsel (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • Reading His word (Psalm 119:18)
  • Doing good (Psalm 37:3)
  • Acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God (Micah 6:8)
  • Loving the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mark 12:30)

and lastly,

  • find out what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:10

Of course there are countless others I could have chosen. The thing is, it’s not really hard to take delight in the Lord, but admittedly it doesn’t always come easily.

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