Delighting in God's Desires

Delighting in God's Desires - Psalm 37:4

Psalm 37:4 is sometimes used to justify the prosperity gospel or selfish desires. 

But this psalm doesn’t simply say “God will give you the desires of your heart.” It says “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

What happens when we delight ourselves in the Lord? 

Our selfish desires disappear.

The New Testament puts it this way:
“Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Philippians 2:12-13

"Working hard" to obey, please, serve, and reverence God is part of delighting in Him. 

And what happens when we do that? 

God works in us to give us right desires - His desires - and His power to accomplish them. 

There’s no promise for prosperity or fulfillment of selfish desires in Scripture. But there's a wonderful promise that those who take their faith seriously can fully experience the love, purpose and wisdom of our Lord!
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Delighting in God's Desires - Psalm 37:4

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