Psalm 40:8-I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my inward parts.
DELIGHT= chara in the greek and is defined as joy, delight, gladness, a source of joy.
The Psalmist declares in this text that he has joy, gladness and peace because he has placed his hope in the Word of God alone which is the originator of this joy that is rooted in his heart.
Many today are looking for joy and pleasure in material things that are temporary and they often find themselves agitated, unsatisfied and constantly seeking more "STUFF" to fulfill an emptiness that can only be filled in a heart and mind that delights itself in the Word of God.
We are reminded of where true contentment comes from in 1 Timothy 6:6 Godliness with contentment is great gain. Delighting yourself in the Lord is indeed a true treasure where true contentment can be found.
Joy down deep in your soul! Does this describe you? If not, why not? It is available to you.
Chasing the things of the world in hopes of finding true joy? STOP IT! It's not there!
We have all been given words of encouragement from the wisest man that lived, King Solomon. Let's listen to what God is speaking through Him in Ecclesiastes 1:2-The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. “Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind].”
Put not your trust in man nor the things of this world for they are daily fading away.
1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[a] is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Matthew 6:19-21 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
We are reminded in Psalm 37:4-Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
I desire to do and enjoy doing your will O my God because your law is within my heart! Are you there yet?
Delight thyself in the Lord for indeed true and everlasting treasures you will find there.
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