1997-01-07 - Delighting in God (Part II)
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Delighting in God is something that is a distinct duty in the Christian life. God has, as it were, a quarrel with those who do not delight in Him. With those whose affections are distant from God there is the greatest indignity. We must say the account of Scripture is true, "The Lord is looking down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there are any who understand and seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one." (Ps. 14:2,3) We must ask, What is our present temper toward God? Do we love God in all circumstances? … in all occasions? It is true that God is out of sight, but the expression, "out of sight, out of mind" does not apply with respect to God. God may be and is out of sight, but He must not be out of mind. In fact, we would be out of our minds to have God out of our minds. God is out of sight because of the greatness of His being. For this reason He should be delighted in all the more, a deeper delight. Let us make the delight of God a great business of our lives. Let us apply our entire souls to this noble task. Here are some helps to delighting in God.
"God is more truly imagined than expressed, and he exists more truly than is imagined."--Augustine
Soli Deo Gloria,