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Delight and Desires

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Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalm37:4)

Delight in God has a transforming power and lifts a man above the gross desire of our fallen nature. Delight in Jehovah is not only sweet in itself, but it sweetens the whole soul, till the longings of the heart become such that the Lord can safely promise to fulfill them. Is not that a grand delight which molds our desires till they are like the desires of God?

Our foolish way is to desire and then set to work to compass what we desire. We do not go to work in God’s way, which is to seek Him first and then expect all things to be added unto us. If we will let our heart be filled with God till it runs over with delight, then the Lord Himself will take care that we shall not want any good thing. Instead of going abroad for joys let us stay at home with God and drink waters out of our own fountain. He can do for us far more than all our friends. It is better to be content with God alone than to go about fretting and pining for the paltry trifles of time and sense. For a while we may have disappointments; but if these bring us nearer to the Lord, they are things to be prized exceedingly, for they will in the end secure to us the fulfillment of all our right desires.

Charles Spurgeon
 
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Delight in Jehovah is not only sweet in itself, but it sweetens the whole soul, till the longings of the heart become such that the Lord can safely promise to fulfill them.
unusual buddie, that charles would put in the word "safely", unless it meant then surely or truly...what do u think?
 
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Dear Brother @robaston

I don't believe he was questioning God's ability to know what is good to provide us. Rather it was our ability to know what is good to ask for . It might sound a bit strange, but within the context of what he was directing our attention to I believe he had it right with the use of the word "safely".

He opens this devotional with "transforming power which lifts up man's desire above the gross desire of the fallen nature of man" to "our desires until they are like Gods". Which would allow us to ask for and God provide us with what would be to our good!

Nice catch which has provided me greater insight on this brother. :thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing. :)
 
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your exposition on "safely" is very helpful to me. i am beginning to really respect charles, and his ability to encapsulate big concepts in a single word...for example, "safely" is used instead of for our utmost benefit, in God's wisdom, which is perfect for us
i suspect that your respect for charles is enormous, and i see that this thread has allowed you to develop that. i realise that time doesn't allow you to tease out his devotionals, and glad i could be of some assistance
 

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