Delight Yourself In The Lord

Fret not yourself because of evildoers;
    be not envious of wrongdoers!
For they will soon fade like the grass
    and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good;
    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.[b]
Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

I want to delight in the lord and his word. When I do a sense a diference in my life. A difference that others can sense too.

It is hard to do that consitently because of all the turmoil that is in this world. That turmoil can show up in and outisde the home. Spats with family or the craziness of the world around us can lead to us worring about all kinds of things. Right now a lot of our worry comes from the actions of other people, specificly those in leadership who should know how to act but seem to continue to make bad decision that effect not only themselves but those who elected them to office.

But this verse says… they will soon fade like grass. In other words the psalmist is telling us to play the long game. To trust in the Lord and do good.

What are you doing that is making the world a better place? Your commenting or commentary on the current political climate is not it. There are plenty of others who are far more qualified than you to do that.

So Again I ask. What are you doing that is good for this world? Are you looking for ways to encourage others? Are you seeking out people who are in need?

Continuing on in this passage he urges the people to dwell in the land and some translations say “feed on faithfulness”. That can speak of God’s faithfulness but also our faithfulness to God and doing good. Making the place that we dwell better because we lived in it. Part of that is delighting yourself in the Lord and the things that he delights in. When you do that your desires change and they end up matching with the things that God desires. So you as you delight yourself in the Lord he gives you the desires of your heart because they are His desires.

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