“Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
January 26, 2020
This verse doesn't mean you'll have every whim fulfilled—you can have an island paradise somewhere, a pink Cadillac, or a handful of diamonds. It means when you delight yourself in the Lord, what your heart has really been seeking for, it will find. What your heart really yearns for is God. Only Jesus can meet the deepest needs of your heart.
Do you know why so often we live in fear? Because we think our needs aren’t going to be met. Or that things we believe are meeting our needs will be taken away from us. But 1 Timothy 6 says those whose minds have been corrupted, “…destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.” On the other hand, “godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out” (vs. 5-7). We have something that can't be tampered with.
Suppose someone were to go into your house and carry out all your material possessions. Could you still praise the Lord? If your delight is in the Lord, you could!