God's Delight

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Psalm 147

David is all about praising God in Psalm 147, and the way he praises is to list out and describe things about God and His power. When we get to verses 10 and 11 David describes God's delight saying, "His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love."

So I had to ask myself Am I delighting God? Or better put, Do I truly "fear" God? This required a little soul searching considering things like: Do I respect God? Am I in awe of Him? Do I revere God? And, how does that show up in my life? So that was my process. I'd love it if you'd share your thoughts on fearing the Lord. Tami

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I wasn't quite sure how to answer as there are so many facets to "fearing the Lord"

Then I was also reading in Deut. this morning, and something was clear in the 10th chapter; it says in verse 20 (and a few other place too in the same chapter) to God's people "You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear" Deuteronomy 10:20 ESV

I guess one BIG factor is that you live your life in God honouring ways. You have a "fearful reverence" towards Him. The mindset that only wants to please Him!

Ed's right on the money; fearing the Lord is having a reverential awe of Him, and obedience is the proof, the evidence of this.

I also think it's a telling thing that verse 11 couples "those who fear Him" with "those who hope in His steadfast love."

Loving God and fearing God in the way we've described are very closely related to each other. Just as is the case with fearing the Lord, obedience is also the evidence that we truly love the Lord. If you love someone, you want to please that person. The same principle is at work in our relationship with the Lord, as well.

If we understand the Biblical definition of hope to be "confident expectation," then the two really tie together. If we truly love and reference God, and if we have a confident expectation of what He, an awesome, praiseworthy God, will do in our lives because of the steadfast love and grace that He showers on us, then our lives will reflect it, and this will please Him.


When one evolves from having a relationship with God the man, to an awareness of God being the indwelling Spirit, that is the very source of our existence. During the spiritual journey to get there, fear, hatred, malice, envy, jealously and greed all leave your being so fear is no longer an issue. love, peace, joy and harmony awakens within.

Yes you live your life from a Christ Counsciousness, this is what Jesus was trying to spread wile he was on earth. I and the father are one. You will be able to do greater things than I do.

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