What is Delight? (Psalm 147; Zeph 3; 1 Tim 6)

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Why delight?

         For love to enter the heart, it must enter through the door of delight.

Definition of delight: "The pleasant realization that you possess something valuable."

Two thoughts to help us gain delight:

  • God is a God who delights
    • Psalm 147:7-11
    • Zephaniah 3:17
  • God wants us to delight
    • 1 Timothy 6:17

Delight increases in proportion to the value of the object possessed.

Psalm 73:25-26, "Whom have I in heaven but you? And besides you, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

All God requires you to bring Him is appetite and the confidence that He alone can satisfy you.

Personal Reflection

  • Meditate on the God who rejoices over you with singing. Ask Him to remind you of His presence and His delight in you regularly.
  • Ask God to help you remember that He has given you all things to enjoy. 
  • What ordinary things can you turn into windows to see God's perfections? What excellent things can you use to see and enjoy God's creativity?
  • Memorize Psalm 73:25-26. Use this to delight your heart in God

Family Worship

  • Read Psalm 147:7-11. Talk with your family about how God delights in those who fear Him. He rejoices over them with singing. He quiets them with His love (Zephaniah 3:17).
  • Talk with your family about how wonderful God's creation is and what it tells us about God's delightful creativity. Talk to them about how He has made them to be interesting and unique to bring Him glory.
  • Talk with your kids about how you are trying to delight in God daily. Are you using music, food, experiences, relationships, etc. to delight in the God who gave us these things to enjoy? 
  • Talk with your family about how God only requires us to bring him an appetite for Him and confidence that He can satisfy us.