Daily Archives: June 18, 2011

Deut. 23; Ps.112,113; Isa. 50; Rev. 20

Praise the LORD.

Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands. (Psalm 112:1)

The older I get the more I find “delight in his commands”, although I have to admit that sometimes I’m not really delighting in them. Later on in the Psalm there are references to trusting in the Lord. I definitely see the connection, how your level of trust is directly proportional to your level of delight in his commands. Whenever I’m conflicted on whether or not I’m going to follow or rebel, it really comes down to trust. Do I trust, with my whole heart, that God knows what is best for me? The more I trust, the more I delight. When I think of His commands, my first thoughts are that God is spoiling my fun in some way. But as I look at this chapter my eye catches some key principles about righteousness. I am to be gracious, compassionate, and generous. I should conduct my affairs with justice, have a steadfast heart, and trust in the Lord. I am to give freely to the poor. Then I will be blessed. Makes sense when you put it that way. I think I can delight in that!

Lord, continue to reveal yourself to me. Help me to delight in your commands, so that I will be blessed. Help me to trust in that promise.



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