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  • Psalm 34:7

    12 posts, 10 voices, 656 views, started Nov 5, 2008

    Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 by AnneMarie Kimberling

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    • Aquamarine
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      Hi ladies.... I’m hoping that since I’m posting this in the “Sisters in Christ” group that I won’t offend anyone...  some of these other posts have been rather disturbing to me....

      Anyway - Psalm 34:7 says:
      Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

      What are your thoughts on this?  This has been a verse that I come back to continually.  But right now, I’m frustrated by it, given the big loss I’ve recently had....

      I’m just looking for your thoughts and wisdom...  

      Thanks!



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • amk924, have thought about going online and finding out what this scripture means?  There must be a website somewhere that can break down this scripture to explain in detail what it means.



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          AnneMarie Kimberling wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • I’ve thought about looking online - but I’m also interested in other people’s thoughts...



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          Darla5 wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • Here is something I found for you...

          It’s 37:4...

          When I read Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart“, I find myself saying, “What’s the catch?” Is the Lord willing to give us anything we want?  

          Parents know full well that wise parenting means giving children always what they need and not necessarily what they want. For, to give a child what he wants could harm him and, in some instances, prove fatal for him. God, our heavenly Father, always gives us what we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).  

          What are we to make of Psalm 37:4? I would argue that this wonderful piece of Hebrew poetry is not so much a condition as it is a statement of fact. While there is certainly a cause-and-effect relationship between “delighting in the Lord” and receiving the desire of our hearts, this verse states what is true of all believers who revel (delight) in their relationship with the Lord-their needs become their desires. That is to say, what they desire for themselves becomes that which God’s desires for them to have. Their desires line up with God’s desires, so that what they ask for is what God is already pleased to grant them.  

          How does this happen? In the context of the Psalm, the word “delight” is further explained in the next verse (v. 5): “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” When a believer is committed to obeying the Lord, trusting Him at every turn, considering Him in all his ways (Proverbs 3:5-6), so that his passion is his relationship with the Lord, then it may truly be said of him that he delights in God. Such a person, who is steeped in God’s will all the time, constantly thirsting to know more of it to apply it to his own situations in life, experiences something wonderful: God’s thoughts become his thoughts; God’s ways become his ways; God’s will becomes his will; and what God desires for him is what he desires for himself-to live like Jesus, proclaim the word to the ends of the earth, love enemies, help the orphan and widow, etc.  

          Psalm 37:4 is not promising you anything you want on the condition that you simply obey the Lord, far from it. It is guaranteeing you that if you commit your ways to the Lord in obedient faith, the Lord will give you the very desires that you should have and then He will fulfill them for you. This comforting and exciting truth is what needed to be taught to those who might be tempted to envy unbelievers who have acquired their success in life illegitimately (the context of the Psalm). And we need to hear it today. It is confirmed by the Lord Himself (John 14:13) and is the confidence of which John speaks in his first epistle (1 John 5:14). What a great God we have.



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          Marie Hempsey wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • AnneMarie He does give us our delights if we rejoice in Him. Maybe not now or what we may WANT at a particular time but he does. He always has for me. It is just another area in life where we have to have Faith!
          Take care,
          Friends,
          Ree



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          AnneMarie Kimberling wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • Wow, Darla.... Thank you very much...  This is a lot to think about...  and it makes a lot of sense...  Blessings to you...



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          Julie777 wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • My thought is: Delight yourself in the Lord, and the desires of your heart seem to change, or your priorities maybe, so that the “things” you want don’t seem so important any more, and desires for things like peace, love, joy, etc will be taken care of.



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          Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • By being obedient his will becomes your desire. The things you thought you wanted aren’t as important as the things God want’s for you. As we follow his leading we realize that he loves us so much and really only does want whats best: just like we want for our own kids. Sometimes he answers yes, sometimes no and sometimes not now. In retrospect I am truly grateful for the times he said no!!



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          Julie777 wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • I agree!



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          Peejay64 wrote Nov 8, 2008
        • Beautiful insight from our sisters.  I hope that the encouragement has been comforting and supportive to you, AMK.  Keep praying and delighting!



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