Psalms 37:4

4 1Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will 2give you the desires of your heart.

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Psalms 37:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:4

Delight thyself also in the Lord
In the persons in God, Father, Son, and Spirit; in the perfections of God, his power, goodness, faithfulness, wisdom, love, grace, and mercy; in his works of creation, providence, and redemption; in his word, his Gospel, the truths and ordinances of it; in his house, and the worship of it; and in his people, the excellent in the earth, in whom was all the delight of the psalmist; and each of these afford a field of delight and pleasure, to attend unto, contemplate, and meditate upon;

and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart;
such as are according to the will of God, and for the good of his people; such as relate to communion with him, and to the communication of more grace from him, and to the enjoyment of eternal glory.

Psalms 37:4 In-Context

2 For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. Job 22:26; Isaiah 58:14; [Philippians 3:1; Philippians 4:4]
  • 2. Matthew 6:33
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