13th (Day 73) “Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.” Psalms 37:3-5
Each day that I consume more of this book the more I am encouraged and challenged by David and God’s word through him. These three verses are a recipe for living in comfort and peace here on earth. I like this ‘dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness’. Doing a little study we can see that ‘dwell in the land’ is to find safe pasture and then enjoy its security. Then we see the verse that most of us know and many mis-apply ‘Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your hear’ is followed by ‘trust in Him and He will act’ which tells me that the desires of your heart become transformed in to the desire to follow His will and purpose for our life; the desire to glorify Him in all that we do. When that is the case, God most assuredly will give us the desires of THAT heart. This is the faithfulness of God and His word that Marianne and I have seen in the shaping of our family over the last several years.