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Delight in the Lord

Psalm 37:4 ( Real Delight in the Lord ) “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  This is  most likely one of the most misquoted scriptures in modern day Christianity.  You will hear prosperity preachers use this verse to speak words of encouragement about finances, getting rich, attaining material possessions and having instant gratification.  However, the verse is extremely clear in the first part of the scripture.  It says “delight in the Lord”, meaning to “abide in Him” or to “take Joy in the Lord”, meaning that you are literally seeking the Lord and seeking HIS desires.

When we take delight, it is often times at something that is planned, done, or told to us.  Therefore, it can even come in times of obedience.  It is easy to say “Thank you God, you are amazing” when things are going well, but to “delight” in the Lord during times Continue reading