Blessings Of Delight

January 21, 2013

Friends,
Ps. 112:1 says, “Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in His commands.”

Who believes God’s Word? Then we will believe this verse. And if we believe it, we will act accordingly. Which means, we will fear the Lord, we will set aside other activities and people, and we will go to a quiet place, kneel before Him, open His Word, and ask Him to grace us with His wonderful, cleansing presence, to remove from us all wickedness, to teach us the fear of the Lord which is wisdom, and to mold us to become just like Christ.

When a person does this, and in humility does it daily, that person will grow to love God’s Word and laws, His voice and instructions, His refiner’s fire and His commands. He will find that by reading God’s thoughts, ways, and commands in the Word of God, a flow of joy will be brought to his soul. He will also find that in reverencing God and determining to obey His commands, even more joy will be his. And when that man gets up and proceeds to walk in the commands of the Lord, the joy will constantly be bubbling. Moreover, when that man’s efforts grow into a tree and he sees fruit show and begin to ripen, the joy will be like a continual fountain. It will be “joy, inexpressible and glorious”. (1 Peter 1:8)

What is it that brings on all this joy, this great delight? It is brought on by fearing the Lord. –By fearing our Creator who has put into each of us a conscience that informs us that we do know right from wrong… that we do know deep down that all mankind will stand before the Judge one final day. The delight comes through revering God enough to listen to what He has to say, and to read His Word, wherein we are taught about His commands, and from where we derive our power to live obedient and holy. The delight comes by realizing that the fear we would otherwise still have, has been changed to adoration (1 John 4:16-19), for the Almighty is not only the Most High King, but He is also our Father and Friend.

However, as marvelous as these blessings are, these are only a fraction of them. For when God’s Word promises that the man who fears the Lord, and who finds delight in His commands, is to be blessed, it means that, in all areas, that man is being promised contentment, happiness, and abundant blessing.

But it is conditional. For the man must continue to fear the Lord and find great delight in God’s commands.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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