To please the Lord, should be our goal, and maybe we could aim higher still. We can be a delight.
“The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.”
The Lord, delights in the prayers of the Upright, the Righteous.
A Prayer that is not just crying out for help, but a prayer of Worship, Praise, and Submission to His Will, recognizing Who He is, what He does, and what He expects from us.
“Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.”
“They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the Lord: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.”
“A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.”
The Lord delights in us as we deal justly, righteously, in good faith.
In business, He expects us to make a fair profit, not to cheat or overcharge.
To do our best, in quality and quantity, to be good Witnesses of His Love and Grace.
“He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.”
2 Samuel 22: 20.
“He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
“If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.”
The promises of God are Yes and Amen, the Promised Land is here for any who will enter.
He is waiting for us to enter in, and do the Work of the Ministry.
He will deliver us and reward us according to our Walk with Him, our attitude, and actions.
According to how well we Walk with Him, taking up His Yoke.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.”
He delights in us as we Walk in His Ways, if we stumble off the path, He holds us in His hand.
He sometimes needs to get our attention.
“For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
At times we need to help our children to stay on the straight and narrow, the Lord needs to help us also.
“My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:”
“And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:”
At times we need to be reminded, who we are, and what we have done. Like David, we do not always recognize our sin.
When we do, we need to repent.
“O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
See also Psalms 51:10-13 (Often my prayer)
1 Samuel 15:22
“And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”
To obey is better than sacrifice…..
It isn’t hard to please or even delight our God.
This verse is a song, that sums up our Walk with Christ.
Micah 6: 8.
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?“
If we take it one step at a time, the Lord will smile upon us, give us Peace and Rest. Wisdom and Grace to become the True Servants, He has called us to be.