All those delights of which Proverbs spoke, those things which delight the LORD, nudged me to see what else the LORD delights in. In searching, I found more than that. I also found delights for myself, in Him.
First, more that delights Him:
He delights in the obedient heart of the smallest human, more than in the sacrifices even of kings (1Sa 15:22).
He delights in the way of those whose steps are ordered by Him more than in burnt offerings (Psa 37:23)
He delights in the contrite spirit of the repentant sinner far more than in burnt offering (Psa 51:16-17).
He is a God like none other, Who pardons iniquity, passing over the repented transgression and not retaining anger forever… because He delights in mercy (Mic 7:18).
But this goes two ways. For the person who loves Him and walks in His commandments and ways there is…
delight in the ways of the LORD (2 Ch 17:5-6).
delight in the law of the LORD (Psa 1:2).
delight in the specific commandments of the LORD—even in times of trouble and anguish (Psa 112:1; 119:143)
delight in the others on the earth who are sanctified to God (Psa 16:3).
delight in doing His will (Psa 40:8)
delight in the abundance of peace (Psa 37:11)
and delight in the LORD Himself! (Psa 37:4)
How all these delights, both His and mine, warm my heart!
How about you? Do you enjoy these delights?