(James Smith, “Delight in God!“)
“Delight yourself in the Lord–and He will give you the desires of your heart!” Psalm 37:4
Grace calls our attention off of everything else–to fix it upon God. It directs us to . . .
look to the Lord,
come to the Lord,
trust in the Lord,
wait on the Lord,
hope in the Lord, and
even delight in the Lord.
the father of the fatherless,
the friend of the friendless,
the hope of the wretched,
and the Savior of the lost.
anticipates your needs,
provides for your needs,
limits your trials, and
provides strength for the day, as every day’s work requires.
He cares for you, with a father’s care!
He loves you, with a father’s love!
He pities you, with a father’s pity!
He will receive you to Heaven, as to your father’s house!
show His love,
display His grace,
manifest His care,
draw out your confidence,
banish your fear, and
assure you of all necessary supplies.
marks your steps,
directs your paths,
measures your troubles,
bounds the rage of your enemies,
numbers the very hairs of your head, and
makes all things work together for your good!
Delight in God–ensures satisfaction, comfort, and certainty.
To delight in God, is only to prefer . . .
the ever-flowing fountain–to the shallow stream;
the glorious sun–to the dim candle!