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Psalm 37 (Part 4) - Psa 37:4-5 - Delight, Commit, Trust, and Then Receive

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For the outline and the rest of the Bible studies in this series, click here: Psalm 37

To listen to or watch the previous Bible study in the series, click here: Part 3
To listen to or watch the next Bible study in the series, click here: Part 5

4. Psa 37:4 - "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
A. Delight v. - 1. a. trans. To give great pleasure or enjoyment to; to please highly. Frequently in pass. (const. with, at, †in, or with infin.) 2. intr. (for refl.) To be highly pleased, take great pleasure, rejoice: a. in or to do (anything).
B. Having our desires is dependent on delighting ourselves in the LORD.
C. How then do we delight ourselves in the LORD?
i. If we honour God, don't do things our ways, and don't seek our own pleasure, then we will delight in the LORD and He will bless us (Isa 58:13-14).
ii. If we acquaint ourselves with Him, receive His word and lay it up in our hearts, return to Him, and put sin away from our lives, we will have delight in the Almighty (Job 22:21-26).
iii. If we delight in God's word, we delight in Him (Psa 1:2; Psa 119:16, 47).
a. If we delight in God's word, we will delight to do His will, which is delighting in Him (Psa 40:8).
b. If we delight in God's word, He will guide us by it (Psa 119:24).
c. If we delight in God's commandments, He will make us to go in their path (Psa 119:35).
d. If we delight in God's law, He will make His tender mercies come unto us (Psa 119:77).
D. If we delight ourselves in the LORD by delighting in His word, then we will have godly desires which God will grant.
i. God will not give us the ungodly desires of our hearts; only the desires of the righteous will be granted by God (Pro 10:24).
ii. If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us and gives us the petitions of our heart (1Jo 5:14-15).

5. Psa 37:5 - "Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."
A. Commit v. - 1. a. trans. To give to some one to take care of, keep, or deal with; to give in charge or trust, entrust, consign to (a person, his care, judgement, etc.).
B. Way n. - III. Course of life or action, means, manner. 11. a. A path or course of life; the activities and fortunes of a person. The use is mainly of Heb. origin, and is extremely frequent in all English versions of the Bible.
C. Per the definitions, the desires of our heart will be given to us if we give and entrust our life, actions, and activities over to God.
D. When we commit our works unto the LORD, our thoughts will be established, which will bring our desires inline with God's will (Pro 16:3).
E. We should not only commit our way unto the LORD, but we should also commit the keeping of our souls to God (1Pe 4:19).