Wednesday, March 23, 2011

April 26, 2011 (Num. 3; Ps. 37; Song of Songs 1; Hebrews 1)

There are some verses of the bible that are so brutally misquoted that all true meaning of what God wanted us to understand from those passages is lost. One such verse is Psalm 37 :4 , “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
This verse rightly teaches that God will give you whatever you desire. It does not, however, teach that he will give you things you desire that are birthed from a selfish, wicked delight. In other words if you desire to have a new car and think that all you have to do is “claim” this promise in order to get one then you are not understanding this verse properly. God promises to grant the desires of those who are first delighting in Him.  As we delight in the Lord then our hearts will desire the right thing. So if, after delighting ourselves in the Lord, we still find that there is a desire for a car so that we can use it for ministry and the glory of God then that is the kind of desire God delights to fulfill. 

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