Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Desire of Delight

Psalm 81:8 "Listen to me, O my people, while I give you stern warnings. O Israel, if you would only listen! 9 You must never have a foreign god; you must not bow down before a false god. 10 For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. 11 "But no, my people wouldn't listen. Israel did not want me around. 12 So I let them follow their blind and stubborn way, living according to their own desires. 13 But oh, that my people would listen to me! Oh, that Israel would follow me, walking in my paths! 14 How quickly I would then subdue their enemies! How soon my hands would be upon their foes! 15 Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him; their desolation would last forever. 16 But I would feed you with the best of foods. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock."

Open your mouth wide to God and He will fill it with good things. Your enemies will be subdued quickly, you will eat the best of foods, and receive wild honey from the rock. God is that good. He brings blessings when we can't imagine. Open up to Him, be willing to be submissive to His ways. He humble and quietly trust. It is a delicious life with Him!

But if you resist and bow up to Him and shut your eyes and mouth- then beware. You have no clue how unfulfilling it is to follow your own desires. You serve other gods, ultimately being a god to yourself- and we are very poor gods.

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