Desires Of The Heart

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalms 37:4)

What are the desires of one’s heart?  Are they desires of riches?  Are they desires of fame?  Are they desires of selfish motives?  The psalmist says delight thyself also in the Lord AND He will give us the desires of our heart.  The conjunction “AND” joins these two phases together.  They are not separate statements.  They cannot be separated in the text.  Receiving the desires of your heart is based on the condition that we delight ourselves in the Lord.  When one delights in God, his desire will be righteous desires.  The attitude of delighting in God is having joy in Him, in His law and in His Word.  Delight is to take pleasure in a thing.  When we have joy and pleasure in God and in His way, when we delight in His Word, when we rejoice in Him, He will give us the desires of our heart.  Our desires will be His desires.  Delighting is greater than just consenting.  Delighting is greater than just agreeing.  Delighting is taking great pleasure.  It is to be greatly pleased with a thing.  At we take great pleasure in pleasing God, He will give us our heart’s desires which will inevitably be righteous desires.

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