Sunday, July 17, 2011

Delight Yourself In The Lord....

Psalm 36:7-9
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." ~John Piper - Desiring God

Main Entry:delight
Part of Speech:noun
Definition:enjoyment, happiness
Synonyms:contentment, delectation, ecstasy, enchantment, felicity, fruition, gladness, glee,gratification, hilarity, jollity, joy, joyance, mirth, pleasure, rapture, relish, satisfaction,
Antonyms:depression, disappointment, dismay, melancholy,misery, pain, sorrow, trouble,unhappiness

"If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and to earnestly hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I suggest that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
" ~C.S. Lewis - "The Weight of Glory"


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