Manna in the Morning, Delight

May 28, 2009

Manna in the Morning


Psalms 37:4, “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.”

            There are a large number of verses that explain how we may delight in our God, and many that tell us how He can delight in us.  Nehemiah said he delighted to revere the name of our God.  In our society today, even among Christians, there are many who do not seem to understand using the Lord’s name in vain or in trivial talk, or who show lack of reverence for our great, awesome God is in direct disobedience to the Third Commandment.  Every time we show reverence or delight in the Name of our Heavenly Father, it is a source of delight to both Him and us. 

            In the First Psalm, the man or woman of God is to show delight in the Word of God and the Believer in Jesus is to meditate upon it in the quiet hours.  Each of us should set apart a portion of each day to meditate upon the Word of God, His statutes, laws, commands and desires for us.  Another way we can delight our Heavenly Father is to walk blameless in a sinful world, not yielding to temptation or putting ourselves in a situation where we are expected to observe or participate in sinful activity.  Much of our entertainment industry products show illicit sex, drugs, murder and many other flagrant acts of disobedience to the laws of God, pray that we will walk blameless.

            In Proverbs God is said to delight in faithful people, those who are true to His Word, who obey His commands, and can be counted upon to be found faithful.  This is the example we are to leave for those who follow in the generations behind us.  Our Heavenly Father delights in the prayers of His children.  We shouldn’t approach the throne of our God in an advisory attitude, telling God how and when to answer, but laying our concerns before Him, the things that are on our hearts, concern for the unsaved, the ill, and our families, praying that they may walk in a manner that pleases Him. 

            For us, it is a delightful experience to have an intimate talk with our Heavenly Father, to be honest and forthright in telling Him what concerns us, there is no set pattern of words to use, only the aches and joys of our heart given over to Him.  It is a delight to our God to listen, to encourage and to shine the light of His glory on the path we are to walk daily.  We will delight in sharing the message of salvation to those we meet today, and share God’s delight when they turn to him in repentance.  Our Gracious, loving Heavenly Father, we delight in you this day and seek to live to your great glory.`


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