Have you ever seen someone who is delighted? Their eyes widen and they can’t keep the smile off their face. If they are children they’ll probably jump up and down, too.
I recall that when I passed my driving test, some years ago, I walked back into the house afterwards and tried to fool everyone by pretending that I’d failed. I managed to stay deadpan for all of three seconds! Then I just couldn’t hold back my delight any longer.
That’s how delight affects us. And that’s how God wants us to be about Himself and about His Word.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37.4 NIV).
And the good man of Psalm 1 who keeps himself away from all the bad influences around him, manages it so well because
“his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1.2 NIV).
This man has truly found the secret of keeping his delight going.
And we need to know and use that secret, too. Because normally we get delighted over something and then it subsides. I’m not still grinning all these years later because I have driving licence!
But where the things of God are concerned we can keep our delight going, day and night. We can refresh it by returning regularly to the Word (written or what’s already in our hearts), to remind ourselves of all the delightful things we know, and to discover new things in which to delight.