Jeremiah 6.10 To whom shall I speak and give warning, That they may hear? Indeed their ear isuncircumcised, And they cannot give heed. Behold, the word of the LORD is a reproach to them; They have no delight in it.
Well, you know, Pastor Ray, I just can’t seem to find any pleasure or delight in reading the Bible. Really? Then how do you know the promises, commandments, prophecies or warnings of God? Yes, one can most certainly hear those truths of God when they are sitting under the Spirit anointed teaching of God’s Word. However, I find it troubling to hear some of the very same people who do not find any delight in God’s Word expressing a great delight in a recent novel that they read, or some sport or fashion magazine. A person will be attracted to and find pleasure in the thing or things that he or she delights in, good or bad.
The Psalmist declared that the blessed man is the one who delights is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. A regenerated soul will delight in the very food that sustains it and keeps it strong, God’s Word. Listen to these random selections from Psalm 119 that identify the person who delights in God’s Word.
Psalm 119:16,24,35,70,77,174: 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. 24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors. 35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. 70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. 174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
Beloved, what we delight in can be a great power for either good or bad. Jeremiah wept over the fact that God’s people took great pains to observe the sacrifices of God outwardly, while inwardly, they were covetous and had no intention of listening to what God said. Do you delight in the Word of God? Is it more necessary to you than food, silver or gold? May The Lord of heaven and earth circumcise our hearts that we might delight in and treasure His Word, to the end that we would observe it for His glory and honor.