Finding Delight — Week 3


This week I took delight in meditating on Psalm 19.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their measuring line goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

I love what Spurgeon has to say about this psalm in The Treasury of David: “The doctrine revealed by God he declares to be perfect, and yet David had but a very small part of the Scriptures, and if a fragment, and that the darkest and most historical portion, be perfect, what must the entire volume be? How more than perfect is the book which contains the clearest possible display of divine love, and gives us an open vision of redeeming grace. The gospel is a complete scheme or law of gracious salvation, presenting to the needy sinner everything that his terrible necessities can possibly demand. There are no redundancies and no omissions in the Word of God, and in the plan of grace; why then do men try to paint this lily and gild this refined gold? The gospel is perfect in all its parts, and perfect as a whole: it is a crime to add to it, treason to alter it, and felony to take from it.”

My Bible reading plan has me all over the place, so I also spent time in Acts. I have been delighted to read how the gospel began turning the world right-side up. I take heart believing that it continues to do so wherever goes out and takes root. Elle’s thoughts on Paul’s address to the Areopagus (shared as part of last week’s Finding Delight) came to mind when I read Acts 17. I encourage you to read it if you haven’t already.

If the notes I took while reading this week are correct, then I literally found the word delight one time.

Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of a king,
and he loves him who speaks what is right.

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2 thoughts on “Finding Delight — Week 3

  1. I’ve been convicted recently that often when I pray, I start right in with what I’m thinking about but don’t take time to focus on God, Himself, and the wonder of the gospel. How much different my prayers are when I take my eyes off of me and focus on Him. Thanks for the reminder, always appreciated, that “The gospel is perfect in all its parts, and perfect as a whole: it is a crime to add to it, treason to alter it, and felony to take from it.โ€

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