LEAD 520 DB 2 Take delight in the Lord.docx - Webster...

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Webster defines delight like this; something that gives great pleasure. Shaw and Strobel argue that our highest response to God is delight, and I do agree with them because the scripture says; “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm37:4). That is if we truly find fulfillment and worth in Christ, He will give us the longings of our hearts. What then does it mean to ‘delight’ in the Lord? According to Shaw; Delight in God is not fantasizing about God or having private visions, ecstasy or excitement, it is not religious shiver that goes up and down the spin or the absence of sorrow or fear, for delight can take place in the midst of sorrow and fear. But rather delight in God is “a solid, rational complacency (satisfaction) of the soul in God and holiness arising from the apprehensions of that in which is justly delectable to us” (p. 100). That is our hearts truly find peace and fulfilment in God. God

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