What is your delight in? In other words, what makes you excited, gets the juices flowing, brings a flutter to your heart? No seriously! What is your delight in? We love to be delighted in by others and to delight ourselves in other things. We seek, crave and craft carefully constructed images designed to receive the praise. Yet Psalm 115 offers an alternative worthy of our delight, first by patterning after God and second, by realizing what we delight in is what we become.
Verse 1 calls on God to give his own name glory, not to human beings. A weird thought for us eh? God glorify yourself, do not do that to or for us! It is the result of him glorifying, or revealing his holiness, that we receive benefits. Whenever God does something that he pleases (115:3) we benefit. For our God is a God of steadfast love and when revealed, brings him glory. Lord glorify yourself!
A brief comparison then describes the idols of others. Idols lacking any personal qualities and, in the context of this Psalm, the ability to bring glory to themselves. It is only the people who craft them, to their own liking, that are seeking glory. However, those who make and trust in idols become like them (115:8). In other words, what you delight in is what you become.
So, call on your hearts to trust, fear and bless the Lord our God! While he gives us life, we must remind ourselves to give him praise and glory! Why? First because that is what God does, as the most supreme treasure in the universe and two, what we delight in is what we slowly become.
Pastor Josh Dekker
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 118
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