Finding Delight — Week 1

I’ll admit it: I was disappointed when I found the first instance of delight refer to sin. Somehow, though, after meditating on what constitutes a delight to my eyes and mind today and what I am praying to find a deeper delight in at the end of this exercise, it is significant. In just these few verses, I found so much to think about regarding what delights man and what delights God.

“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate” (Genesis 3:6).

“‘How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?'” (Proverbs 1:22).

“‘What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls or of lambs, or of goats'” (Isaiah 1:11).

“For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you” (Psalm 5:4).

“My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights” (Proverbs 3:12).

“[Blessed is the man whose] delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:2).

“Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love” (Proverbs 5:19).

“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! so then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin” (Romans 6:21-25).

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5 Comments on “Finding Delight — Week 1

  1. I actually decided to read through the bible this year and look for occurrences of the word “light.”

    I’ll be looking forward to your posts.


  2. Well, isn’t it the way to start? With our sinful condition? That’s why you probably found the word delight referring first to sin. If we don’t recognize that naturally we are not inclined to delight in God, but rather we delight in pleasing ourselves and the sin we love so much, we have no hope.

    Thanks for hosting this!

    Delighting with you today!


  3. I was going to do a blog post about this, but I couldn’t find a video with the song that brought me delight, so I’ll just leave this comment! I’ve been listening to Sovereign Grace’s “Amazing God” CD, & the very last song – “Have You Heard?” – left me sobbing & proclaiming it the prettiest song I’ve ever heard to my empty kitchen. I had to immediately replay the song & the above scene. It brings me immense delight to dwell on the glories of the Gospel & to know that our little one will live in a home filled with such music!


  4. Leslie, I love this delightful post. 🙂 It’s also interesting because I happened to post yesterday about the word delight used twice in Deuteronomy 28: 63. I was actually taken back by the verse but God’s Word is always delightful.


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