Delight in God

  1. I will pull out some more verses to look at.
  2. “For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing that he should take delight in God.’
  3. Job didn’t think anything good came from delighting in God. Elihu is pointing out his error. Delighting in the Lord is something we should be doing all the time.
  4. It benefits us and it blesses God.
  5. John Piper says that God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him.
  6. It delights God when we delight in Him.
  7. We’re also told the joy of the Lord is our strength (from Nehemiah 8:10).
  8. Delighting in God produces strength in us. When I am fading away, tired, weak and weary, I know that I can instantly regain strength and energy by finding the joy of the Lord. Just looking to the Lord and smiling at Him is enough to perk me up.
  9. Put a song in your heart and remember His goodness. See Him smiling at you and rejoicing over you and be strengthened.
  10. Here’s another verse. “Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.”
  11. Job didn’t think it was fair what was happening to him, thinking he didn’t deserve it. He was accusing God of being unjust. God is just. He can’t be unjust or He wouldn’t be Himself. He can only do what is right. We can trust Him. He will bring justice to everyone’s case. He was just in allowing it and because of the cross, He can be just in restoring and redeeming all that’s happened.
  12. One last verse: [He] shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands.
  13. We are told throughout Scripture that God shows no partiality. It’s always referencing that He doesn’t show favor to the rich. If God had partiality, it would be toward the poor. The Beatitudes in Luke talk about the kingdom of heaven belonging to the poor. They aren’t saved for being for poor, but we’re told the poor are rich in faith and the poor are who Jesus was sent to share the good news with!
  14. Verses: Job 34:9,12,19