Delight in the faithfulness of God
By Chris Nwoke
Regardless of the size of life’s challenges we face, God is faithful and more than able to help us. When we keep his commandments, and not walk after our own heart and lust after our own eyes, we do well. In genuineness of service, the Lord enables us to delight in Him, and in Him only. The commandments of the Lord are pure and holy. Everyone who is truly committed to his Word delights in him and proves their love for Him at the same time. Proverbs 14: 34 says, righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. In righteousness a person is lifted up unto a higher plane of life.
What a privilege it is to know the Lord and understand that God is love. The love and mercy of God endures forever. Through the power of His Spirit, He enables us to live for Him daily in spirit and truth. Psalm 37: 4 says, delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. We delight in the Lord because of the freedom from sin and the power of His love. We delight in His protection and the assurance of salvation. He said in Isaiah 41: 10, fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
The commandments of God are the delights of the righteous because they lead to peace and safety. The Lord’s commandments reflect His love for His creation. In observing His commandments, we say to the Lord, we love you and we are willing to walk along the path of your love. In keeping His commandments, we acknowledge His truth and reject selfishness and pride. Walking after our own heart and our own eyes leads to rebellion against God and alters our relationship with Him. Psalm 36: 9-10 says, for with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart. So, rejoice and delight in the Lord as He delights in you. May God richly bless you.