We all delight in certain things in life, whether it may be food or certain forms of entertainment or something else. To delight in something means that it brings us immense joy and happiness to do it. One of the secrets of a life that is lived to the fullest is delighting in the right things. Some of the things may be harmful and some may not be harmful but not all are profitable.
Psalm 119:16 I shall delight in Your statutes;
I shall not forget Your word.
When we learn to delight in His Word then we will remember it. One of the keys for retaining God’s Word is to delight in it. We remember the things we love.
Psalm 119:24 Your testimonies also are my delight;
They are my counselors.
When we delight in God’s Word then His Word will counsel us and tell us what to do. Also, God’s Word will provide the counsel that we can give to others so that their lives will be helped rather than damaged by bad counsel. If it is not God’s Word then it is not godly, Christian counseling.
Psalm 119:47 I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
Again, we will remember His commandments when they are our delight and they will not seem burdensome but a joy to keep. If God’s Word seems like a burden to you then something is amiss in your relationship with Him. Go back to just delighting in Him and you will again want to please Him by living a life of faith and obedience.
Psalm 119:77 May Your compassion come to me that I may live,
For Your law is my delight.
When His Word is again your delight then His love will come to you in new and fresh ways that you never saw before and you will live life to the fullest.
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
He reserves one of His sweetest promises for the person who learns to delight in Him. Ask Him to help you. He wants to be your delight and He wants to give you the desires of your heart.