To delight in something… is to find pleasure, to ‘please greatly,’ and to be captivated by it. While searching the meaning of “delight,’ I am finding so many avenues to freely run through. I find myself falling very short of such as related to God’s Word in this particular area.
I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.- Psalm 119:16
I love to meander the meanings of words when searching for them in the Bible and in my life. Let’s ask ourselves these questions in retrospect to how we view the Bible.. really.
de·light – to please greatly, ‘an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old
to thrill, to gratify, to appeal to, to take pleasure in, to be entertained by, to glory in, to find our joy, our happiness, and our gladness within
1. Are we pleased greatly with reading the Bible and applying it to our lives? Do we find pleasure in the treasure within?
2. Do we ‘experience’ the Bible as we read it, live it, and share it with others and even back to God in our prayer time? Thank you, God, for showing me that I can delight in Your Word and that I can truly memorize it in my heart.
3. Do we revel in the fact that the Bible is able to be delighted with both the young and the old? No matter what ages our children are, we can keep teaching them its ways.
4. Are we thrilled, appealed with, and entertained by the Word of God? We can never say we’re ever bored again. We always have the Word of God to truly satisfy our every longing.
5. Are we excited to read our Bible everyday, allowing it to appeal to our senses, our needs, our every longing, and every desire? Woah, that is a huge mouthful that doesn’t set well as I have grumbled and complained about yet one more thing to do each day on many occasions.
6. Do we find our true joy and happiness in the pages of the Word of God? Ouch, this one steps on my toes as well as I have thought to myself how some of the stories of the Old Testament and names of families descendants really can relate to me.
When I look at this verse and how I view the pages of old breathed and written by God, I find myself setting way short than these descriptions, but it certainly gives me so much to chew on until I open its pages again and apply it to my everyday life.
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