Delight in the Lord

IMG_1426“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2)

The word blessed here refers to the sense of being happy, having an inner joy and satisfaction in one’s state and/or circumstances.

This term blessed in scriptures often is a result of having attained within a person, a deep inner contentment that comes from placing one’s Trust in the Lord along with seeking to live a life in obedience to Him.

The word law here, is to be better understood as teaching or instruction in being the revelation of God’s will for His people rather than complying to legalistic forms or the laws and traditions written in the Old Testament.

To meditate is to concentrate in trying to understand and apply the fullness of the life given to us by the Lord in adhering to His principles in our lives, learning how to incorporate Godly character traits and allowing His revelation to dwell within us.

The scriptures often instruct us to seek Godly counsel for advice when we doubt, have questions, or lack understanding. It is a biblical principle to seek out those who we feel are of a spiritually mature nature in discerning the Spirit of God and can help shed light on what we are seeking to understand, in order to aid in resolving issues.

We who have become true disciples of The Christ do not find adhering to His ways (instructions), or abiding in His Fullness a burden (Christ’s teachings), but we have discovered an eager joy in being in Him, finding a completeness, feeling a sense of being fully satisfied as no other person or thing can offer to us.

So, delight in the Lord today. Continue to fellowship and bind yourself with the council and wisdom of those spiritually mature in discerning to help in guiding and directing your faith walk.

Let us seek ways to Meditate in Him, allowing His Spirit to draw us deeper into the things of God.

For who can know or discover the deep things of the Spirit, except those who are in Christ, who have been given the mind of Christ, that in all situations, we lift Him up in our lives in seeking to honor and glorify His Righteousness that is at work within us.

As we learn to delight ourselves in Him, He delights Himself in us.

 

Lorraine Taylor – Lay Minister

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