An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Be a Joy

(Pro 8:31 KJV)  Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

In the past six months I had a discussion with someone about why God created, with the emphasis on creating man.  Here is one indicator.  He “delights” (8191) in mankind.  The Hebrew is actually a noun.  We are His delight, or some would say we were before sin entered the world.  Notice, however, that the word is plural.  I guess Adam and Eve would be plural but I think this refers to even the time after the Fall.

God “delights” in us.  One indication of this is the promise of Jesus that He would send the Holy Spirit to abide with us.  The picture is to tabernacle or camp out with us.  We are created in His image and there is something about us that generates very positive feedback for the Father.

So?  I want to do what I can to provide that delight to Him.  It is the least I can do. 

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