Monday, December 26, 2011

Joy and Delight

Send forth your light and your truth,
let them guide me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell.
Then will I go to the altar of God,
to God, my joy and my delight.

David, in his assaults by his enemies, always cried out to God, even when he felt deserted and alone.  It appears at this point that the psalmist, likely David, was cut off from the tabernacle of God and His altar.  His plea to God was that He would enlighten him with the truth and allow him to go to the altar where God dwelt.  

What a privilege we who are believers today have!  We cannot be cut off from the tabernacle of God because we are His dwelling place.  "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;" (1 Corinthians 6:19)  Because His Spirit resides in us, we have the privilege of having connectedness with our Savior at all times.  "You were bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body." (1 Corinthians 6:19.)

Is God your joy and your delight?  Do you spend time each day, wherever you are or in whatever situation you find yourself, in fellowship with the One who indwells you, who has given you the privilege of being a part of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ and a house for His Spirit?  

As we end 2011 and begin 2012, let's all make a commitment to make Him our joy and our delight and to be guided by His light and His truth.



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