delight in the Lord.
Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4 NASB
Perhaps we don’t feel the intensity of this verse because of its ‘oldish’ language.
‘Delight’ doesn’t really give me a picture of intense joy. (Somehow images of cream cheese were conjured up…)
While there are many ways to express intense joy in words. I find the word ‘enjoy’ most apt in this verse, especially if we were to paraphrase it in our modern day vernacular.
“ENJOY the Lord… and He’ll give you the desires of your heart”
I wonder, if your desire is the Lord himself, wouldn’t it be awesome to see how this verse become a beautiful cycle of divine romance?
Enjoy the Lord, for He is your desire, and because He is your desire–you enjoy the Lord.
I guess David saw that when He wrote the psalms. 🙂