“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
King David wrote this Psalm to encourage God’s people to wait patiently for the Lord to act because of God’s faithfulness and love toward them.
It was very difficult to remain faithful to God and wait patiently for Him when evildoers all around were prospering. David knew that His people would just give up and give in to evil if they weren’t encouraged.
Throughout the Psalm David points out that evildoers will get their justice at the proper time. He writes that they “shall soon be cut down like the grass”.
In v. 3 David encouraged God’s people to wait patiently and be faithful. And then the kicker in v. 4, “Delight in the Lord”. It is not enough to just wait, but to delight in Him. Don’t just hang around being faithful with a sad face, but worship and praise and celebrate because the Lord is about to do a great thing. Act as is if it has already happened.
What a different way to live, with expectation and delight.
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