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Monday, February 18, 2013

Joyfully Delighting in Christ

Psalm 110:2
"Great are the works of the Lord; They are studied by all who delight in them."
God's works are everywhere.  One can not honestly look at the beauty of creation, the complexities of the universe, the intricacies of the human body or the mystery of the cross of Christ and not be captivated by the greatness of the one behind it all.  Science has spent it's lifetime studying the works of the Lord, even though it may not give God credit for their existence.  

Above all of God's great works is Christ-the Word incarnate in human flesh.  His birth was announced by a heavenly host whose praises reached all the way from heaven's throne to humble shepherds in the fields of Bethlehem.  At his death, the earth mourned and even the sun refused to shine.  All of history and all of time centers on the life and ministry of this one man.  All scripture either points forward to His coming or looks back upon His life.  The entirety of world history centers itself on the life, teaching, and death of Jesus Christ.  There has never been nor will there ever be another like Him.  

As this verse says, if we delight in Christ then we will study Him. We will study His Word and will delight in it.  Is it not a delight?  Check your heart. There is a problem.  He is perfect in every way.  If you are not delighted in prayer, in the Word, and in church attendance, check your heart.  Is there unconfessed sin?  Is there unbelief?  Have you allowed your heart to grow cold and begin to backslide?   Deal with the love issue in your heart.

1 John 5:1-4 
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith
 To know the  love of God is to joyfully delight in obedience to him.  Our love for God comes from the love of God being shed abroad in our hearts.  Through faith it is practically lived out in delightful obedience.  When we know the love of God it is no burden to obey because we know that all his commands, statutes, and laws are for our good and prosperity in body, mind and spirit.  By faith, we live and overcome in this world by delighting to obey the commands of God.  When we do, the world sees our joy and it causes them to want to know what is the reason for the joy that resides in us?   

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