Our Desire vs His Will
Many hope God’s plan will align with their desires; but for true followers, His will is their desire.
Psalm 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psalm 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Delight causes desires to become as the One delighted in.
Strong’s Definition: A primitive root; to be soft or pliable, that is, (figuratively) effeminate or luxurious: – delicate (-ness), (have) delight (self), sport self.
- A high degree of pleasure, or satisfaction of mind; joy.
His delight is in the law of the Lord. Psa 1.
- That which gives great pleasure; that which affords delight.
Titus was the delight of human kind.
I was daily his delight. Prov 8.
Delight is a more permanent pleasure than joy, and not dependent on sudden excitement.
- To affect with great pleasure; to please highly; to give or afford high satisfaction or joy; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear; the good conduct of children, and especially their piety, delights their parents.
I will delight myself in thy statutes. Psa 119.
- To receive great pleasure in.
I delight to do thy will. Psa 40:8.
DELIGHT, v.i. To have or take great pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; followed by in.
I delight in the law of God after the inward man. Rom 7.