I was reading this passage last night. I have perhaps read Psalm 37 hundreds of time. My life quote is verse 4, 5 … “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and he will act.”
However, when I read verse 23 “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when we delights in his way.” For the first time the word “WHEN” really popped out at me. Took some time to really consider what this means. The word “WHEN” would seem to indicate time. So it’s possible to never delight, sometimes delight, when I’m done my work then I will delight, etc. You get the picture?
As our family walks through this time of change and transition, a couple of things really stand out. 1) In the midst of change, our focus, must continue to be on the Lord. To be reminded of the mission ahead of us. Yes, we are going over to Hong Kong because of a job opportunity at ICS, however, both Gloria and I have a sense that there is more. One motto that I live by, “There’s more to this Life.” Continued focus on His purpose, His desires. 2) If verse 4 is true, than the opposite must also be true. For those who choose not to delight in the Lord, what does that mean about his steps? Chaos? Confusion? Incomplete?
The desire of our family as we move forward is to continue walking with the Lord. We want to be used as His instruments, for His purpose and His glory. We trust that you would have the same desires. Would we all strive to delight in the Lord daily.
You are loved.