Psa 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psa 37:4  Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

I often hear this verse spoken in regards to what ever we want, if we seek God first, it shall be ours. And so I have seen people put pictures up of boats, planes, cars, properties and even pictures of people whom they want to marry and claim these as being theirs and start to seek God for those things.

Yet this is not what this psalm is saying, instead it says, if you seek God, then you will find what you want – “GOD”

There is nothing wrong with having money, boats, cars, planes, properties and or a spouse. God may grant those things to us… I believe God does want us to enjoy life after all “JOY” is an integral essence of God.

However there is a part of us that will always be discontented with material possession. Deep down inside of every man / woman is a cry in their heart wanting to know their purpose in life and indeed if they really do have a purpose. And that purpose can only be found within relationship with God; for that is the purpose he created us for.

God promises us, that if we put him first and seek him, then he will provide all we need for life without us having to worry about those things.

 

About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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4 Responses to Psa 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

  1. Craig says:

    At least you are not justifying words of God to gratify wants, the area is very grey however, but many do justify there deeds, means, wealth, desires by having their own interpretations. There was a sign at a local Church recently, it said ” Don’t let Christians stop you from coming to
    Church ”
    I think that some’s up what I’m saying

    Cheers
    Craig

    • The Lord knows what we want/ need. A true Christian should detached themselves from the world, we shouldn’t be asking for material things, instead ask for contentment and joy.

      Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. – 1 John 2: 15

      But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. – Matthew 6:33

  2. Craig Benno says:

    Thanks for commenting Craig.

    With a name like yours, you must be a good bloke 😉

    There is a Scriptural truth in that God will prosper us. But the prospering is a contented prospering within the now and not one of continual discontent with the present.

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