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.


  1. A high degree of pleasure, or satisfaction of mind; joy.
    His delight is in the law of the Lord. Psa 1.
  2. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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