Posts Tagged ‘Delight yourself in the Lord’

Rest in Jesus

January 14, 2019

Matthew 11:28-30Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
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Two kinds of rest

  1. Simply “Come” to Jesus
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    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb 4:14-16
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  2. Be “yoked”/walk and learn from Jesus
    * As we walk we, also walk together with others –Gal 6:2
    * Walk and live as children of the Light –Eph 5:6-11

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What “steals” rest?

  1. Fear, doubt => not trusting the Lord {Trust/rely on Him alone –Pro 3:5-7}
  2. Not dwelling/abiding feeding on the Lord’s faithfulness/truth {Abide in Jesus and His Word –Jn 15:4-7}
  3. Not delighting/surrendering all to the Lord {Surrender petitions with prayer and thanksgiving –Phil 4:4-9}
  4. Not totally committing our plans to the Lord {Don’t trust in your own strength –Zec 4:6;Ps 20:7}
  5. Not waiting patiently for the Lord {keep in step –Gal 5:25; Be still and know –Ps 46:10}
  6. Fretting because someone prospers in the world’s way {Friend of world = enemy of God –Jam 4:4}

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 37:3Trust/have faith in the Lord and do good/what is right; Dwell/abide in the land, and feed on/cultivate His faithfulness/truth/righteousness.

  • trust[0982] = have confidence, be bold, be secure
  • dwell[07931] = abide, tabernacle, reside
  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

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From NetBible Ps 37:4Delight/be soft/pliable/surrender yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing – answered prayer(v. 4).

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Psalm 37:5 AMP … Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

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From NetBible Ps 37:7Rest/be still in the LORD, and wait patiently/quietly/confidently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way …

  • rest[01826] = be still, quiet, hold peace

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Tender Hearted Delight

December 1, 2013

Psalm 37:3-4 … Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

From NetBible Ps 37:4

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing (v. 4).

2 Kings 22:18-19 … Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the LORD, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says concerning the words you heard: Because your heart was tender, and you have humbled yourself before the Lord, when you heard what I spoke against this place . . . I also have heard you, says the Lord.

From NetBible 2Ki 22:19

  • Tender[07401] = to be soft, sensitive, responsive, penitent
  • Humbled[03665] = to be brought into subjection
    * two key references Lev 26:41 & 2 Chron 7:14 indicate that so long as a person, or nation, is arrogant or self sufficient, God can do nothing for them

Tender Hearted Delight
by Karen Holland 12-1-2013

A humble heart bows in
Tender hearted delight -Ps37:4; Is11:3
Before the Lord
Before the One and Only who is adored. -Ps45:11; 1Co8:6

A sweet incense
A living sacrifice
A fragrant offering
Beautiful, pleasing in His sight. -Eph5:1-2; Ro12:1-2; Ps45:11

Tender hearted delight
Held in His gaze
The apple of His eye  -Ps17:8; Prv7:1-2
Treasured and greatly desired
Lord I am yours and You are mine! -Ps45:11; Is 43:1-4

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Delight Yourself in the Lord

January 30, 2013

Psalm 37:3-4Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

From NetBible Ps 37:4

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing (v. 4).

Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and do good!
Delight yourself also in Him
Faith and obedience bring divine blessing and triumph full of joy.

Isaiah 64:8O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And we all are the work of Your hand.

Be soft, pliable, let Him have His way in your heart
Let the joy of the Lord shine in and through you
Triumph in His praise!

He will give you the desires of your heart.

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Psalm 92:1,4 It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High … For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph{sing for joy} in the works of Your hands.

Psalm 145:10 AMP … All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your loving ones shall bless You [affectionately and gratefully shall Your saints confess and praise You]!

Psalm 106:47Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory{triumph} in Your praise.

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