Delight

Delight

Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 1:2

“But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

How often do you “delight” in something?

So often people think of delighting in things that are, in the grand scheme of things, pretty superficial:

They delight in ice cream.  They delight in a new bit of clothing they have admired for a while.  They delight in a favorite TV show, or a computer game.

There’s nothing wrong with these things.  I simply mean to say that we often use the word “delight” in reference to the enjoyment of rather common things.

But the Scripture – interestingly enough – uses the word delight in a very different way.

It speaks of the woman or man whose “delight” is in the law of the LORD.

It points us to an understanding of delight that is very deep, even profound.

How often do you delight like that?

Many see “law” as something to be obeyed; something if, when properly followed, keeps one out of trouble.  And that is certainly one aspect of things.

But I like how the Psalms call us to delight in the law – delight in God’s guidance – delight in God’s will and plan for our lives.

It is something life-giving, life enriching – not just a mere “requirement.”

So I invite you to delight…

Not just in a bowl of ice cream or a video game – but in God.

And see just how rich, and full, and delightful, your life can be.

Prayer: Lord, open my eyes to the possibility of fully enjoying life with you.  AMEN.

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