God’s Delight

I was reading along in Deuteronomy. I felt the Holy Spirit stop me at Deuteronomy 10:15. Yesterday I used Psalm 37:4. The Hebrew word for that delight is different from the one today which says, “The Lord delighted only in your fathers, to love them…”

The Hebrew word means to be attached to or to long for. We are all created to have a relationship with the Lord. He has set eternity in every heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11), and we are all made in His image (Genesis 1:26).

Now let’s take the Deuteronomy verse the rest of the way because it includes us. “…and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples to this day.” Every believer is the fruit of Abraham’s faith. He believed God’s word.

Pause and think about how the Lord chose you. Ephesians 1:4 says that it was before He laid the foundation of the world. The Lord delights in us as His children with the intent to love us. He desires us. He wants to spend time with us. He knows us, but He invites us to know Him intimately.

Psalm 147:11 says, “The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy.” The Hebrew for ‘takes pleasure’ is to be favorable to. It makes me think of Psalm 5:12. It says, “For You, O Lord, will bless the righteousness; with favor You will surround  him as with a shield.”


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