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What the Lord Delights In
August 19, 2018      |     By: Jonathan Brickley      |      Category: Primers

Jonathan shares seven things God delights in, including US!  As it says in Psalm 147:11, the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

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Delight:  “A high degree of gratification or pleasure - great enjoyment

Seven Things God Delights In
1) Jesus
2) Showing Mercy
3) Exercising Kindness, Justice and Righteousness on Earth
4) Obedience (more than sacrifice)
5) Sacrifice
6) Our Love
7) His People

1) Jesus
Isaiah 42:1 (NIV)
1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.

2) Showing Mercy
Micah 7:18 (NIV)
18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.

3) Exercising Kindness, Justice and Righteousness on Earth
Jeremiah 9:24 (NIV)
24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.

4) Obedience (more than sacrifice)
I Samuel 15:22 (NIV)
22 But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

5) Sacrifice
Psalm 51:19 (NIV)
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole; then bulls will be offered on your altar.

6) Our Love
Song of Songs 4:10 (NIV)
10 How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!

7) His People 
Psalm 147:10-11 (NIV)
10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

Psalm 149:4 (NIV)
4 For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

Who are His people?
The humble

How do we Demonstrate Humility?
1) Fearing Him
2) Putting our hope in His unfailing love

What Honor do we rejoice in?
1) Being delighted in by the Lord and
2) Being crowned in victory/salvation

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