PROVERBS 28, DELIGHT
I have to be honest. I chose the subject before I read today’s Proverbs.
I think it works though.
Where does “delight” come from?
Delight as a verb means to take great pleasure in.
Delight as a noun is a source of great pleasure.
So, my question is, does delight fall upon you?
Or, is there some conscious choice you make to make something your delight?
I thought of a scientist who studies the cell.
At some point, he decides that this cell thing is a building block.
He wonders about how it works.
How important it is.
What do we know?
What do we not know?
He begins to study, with microscopes, stronger microscopes, eventually an electron microscope.
At each depth, he learns something new, something exciting, something he finds delightful.
He chooses to delight himself in this magnificent tiny thing, because it is a part of everything.
He has to share what he has learned.
He has to!
It is his delight!
I meet people every day that don’t seem to have a real delight.
Nothing has fallen on them to give them a delightful urge to pursue further.
Life happens. Deal with it.
But, some I meet have this presence, this “light”, this sense of “joy”as they walk through their day.
They have to talk about it.
They cannot stop thinking about it.
They work it into every conversation.
This thing has become their delight.
I believe that the delight begins when you “notice” something you haven’t noticed before.
You can walk away, forget it.
Or, you can look a little closer, and closer, and closer still.
Delight pours out at every new discovery.
You’ve got to tell somebody.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
You have to choose the object of your delight.
If you don’t get it why some people seem to love their God, His word, His people more than you do, be careful that you don’t try to do something to make it more so in your life.
If the joy is not there.
If the peace is not there.
If fear and uncertainty rule the day.
**I will make my God my delight.**
I will look closer, and closer, and closer still…
Until I find the One I was created to love.
“Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched. Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.”
Proverbs 28:14, 25-26 ESV