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Delight Versus annoyed

Depending on which side of the fence you are on, the word of God can be delightful or annoying according to the way you think. The average Christian wants to know the truth and delights in the truth because he realizes its value. At the same time he needs the truth nagging at them so they can recognize and correct the error of their way. Godís children wants to please their heavenly father as much as God wants his child to enjoy life.

No one enjoys the consequences that disrupt our lives due to the sin we have committed. While most are sins are due to ignorance, God will never say you I told you so.

We are to delight in the word of God wisdom for they are our Fatherís instructions to guide and shape our lives into his image. We know that Godís standards are universally accepted and admired by all men, but few choose to live by them. When adopted, Godís precepts guide the Christian in such a manner that we do not have to worry about who will find fault in us or taking the blame for something you didnít do. In comparison, shame and disgrace follow those who do not delight in the Lord and were rightfully blamed and punished.

What a blessing it is to know how to do things the Lordís way. When we obey our father in heaven we know that even if sin is crouching at our door the choice to obey God places a barrier sin cannot overcome. Godís word is the teacher that trains Christians how to master sin, it teaches how to control the sinful nature embedded in our lives and have victory in spiritual matters. Therefore we can delight in the victories that God gives us.

Everyone wants to be blessed by God, but being blessed by God means that you must take him seriously. We can delight in obeying Godís word as his curses fall and overtake those who sin. When God disciplines his children it is to teach his children the way of righteousness. We may not like his discipline at the time but his discipline is a blessing that reaps eternal life.  

Leading a Christian life is not easy when the world is constantly producing a picture of success by suppressing the truth. We may need clothing food shelter and a few of the luxuries of life, but Jesus said,

We can delight in the precious promises of God, as they provide the way to escape the traps of our own evil desires. Just as parents provide for their children, we can expect God to provide all our needs. As Godís children we can delight in his desire to make us into men and women of noble character with integrity and dignity of life. We can also take delight in the respect of the world gives for our moral stand.

We should delight in our Savior and share the good news that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and our sins have been atoned for by his sacrifice. Nothing we could do warranted his unmerited favor for by his grace we have been saved. The message of the gospel is simple in that Christ died on the cross to atone for our sins. That act demonstrated his love for us (Romans 5:8) ultimately, Christís death on the cross has given the opportunity to avoid sin and face Christ on Judgment day with a clear conscious.  

 We can also delight that God has sealed us. When we are saved Jesus comes into our life baptizing us into the Holy Spirit. Paul tells us that we were marked with the Holy Spirit who is the guarantee of our redemption and access to our inheritance. In addition in pouring out his Holy Spirit on us God has anointed us with power.

We can also delight that our names are written down on in the Lambs book of Life. On Judgment day only those, whose names are not written in the Lambís book of life will be condemned. They will face the wrath of God and the penalty that their deeds deserve. We can delight that though we deserve to be thrown into the lake of fire God will spare us and accept us into his home.

Letís delight in the hope of Glory and that someday God will bring Jesus Christ who will raise his elect from the grave. With our own eyes we will see our Lord in person. For those who are still living we will meet him in the air to live in his presence forever. On that day we will cross the finish line and with open arms be welcomed into the kingdom of God.   

We should delight in the relationship we have with God and those he gave to us for our companions. We delight in what God and what other people do for us, but we can also be joyful in serving the needs of others.  In addition there is great pleasure in knowing we have obeyed God and have pleased him.

Delight is how we take pleasure in the things the Lord provides, but those who take delight in the things that men provide only satisfy the human nature, will not enjoy them forever. On earth we grow tired of the things of this world because they never fulfill our lives. You canít take the things of this world with us into the next life, but must leave them to the living that will not enjoy them without you.

What is not understood is why men are annoyed with the things that delight the Christian. Itís not the gift of life that annoys men or the change of life demanded by God. Or is it that man is annoyed more because he has to recognize the authority of God and bend the knee. What they may not know is that they are a slave to Satan and the sin he encourages. Satan is their master and they do not have access to the things the children of God delight in.

Depending on which side of the fence you are on, the word of God can be delightful or annoying according to the way you think. The average Christian wants to know the truth and delights in the truth because he realizes its value. At the same time he needs the truth nagging at them so they can recognize and correct the error of their way. Godís children wants to please their heavenly father as much as God wants his child to enjoy life.

No one enjoys the consequences that disrupt our lives due to the sin we have committed. While most are sins are due to ignorance, God will never say you I told you so.

We are to delight in the word of God wisdom for they are our Fatherís instructions to guide and shape our lives into his image. We know that Godís standards are universally accepted and admired by all men, but few choose to live by them. When adopted, Godís precepts guide the Christian in such a manner that we do not have to worry about who will find fault in us or taking the blame for something you didnít do. In comparison, shame and disgrace follow those who do not delight in the Lord and were rightfully blamed and punished.

What a blessing it is to know how to do things the Lordís way. When we obey our father in heaven we know that even if sin is crouching at our door the choice to obey God places a barrier sin cannot overcome. Godís word is the teacher that trains Christians how to master sin, it teaches how to control the sinful nature embedded in our lives and have victory in spiritual matters. Therefore we can delight in the victories that God gives us.

Everyone wants to be blessed by God, but being blessed by God means that you must take him seriously. We can delight in obeying Godís word as his curses fall and overtake those who sin. When God disciplines his children it is to teach his children the way of righteousness. We may not like his discipline at the time but his discipline is a blessing that reaps eternal life.  

Leading a Christian life is not easy when the world is constantly producing a picture of success by suppressing the truth. We may need clothing food shelter and a few of the luxuries of life, but Jesus said,

We can delight in the precious promises of God, as they provide the way to escape the traps of our own evil desires. Just as parents provide for their children, we can expect God to provide all our needs. As Godís children we can delight in his desire to make us into men and women of noble character with integrity and dignity of life. We can also take delight in the respect of the world gives for our moral stand.

We should delight in our Savior and share the good news that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and our sins have been atoned for by his sacrifice. Nothing we could do warranted his unmerited favor for by his grace we have been saved. The message of the gospel is simple in that Christ died on the cross to atone for our sins. That act demonstrated his love for us (Romans 5:8) ultimately, Christís death on the cross has given the opportunity to avoid sin and face Christ on Judgment day with a clear conscious.  

 We can also delight that God has sealed us. When we are saved Jesus comes into our life baptizing us into the Holy Spirit. Paul tells us that we were marked with the Holy Spirit who is the guarantee of our redemption and access to our inheritance. In addition in pouring out his Holy Spirit on us God has anointed us with power.

We can also delight that our names are written down on in the Lambs book of Life. On Judgment day only those, whose names are not written in the Lambís book of life will be condemned. They will face the wrath of God and the penalty that their deeds deserve. We can delight that though we deserve to be thrown into the lake of fire God will spare us and accept us into his home.

Letís delight in the hope of Glory and that someday God will bring Jesus Christ who will raise his elect from the grave. With our own eyes we will see our Lord in person. For those who are still living we will meet him in the air to live in his presence forever. On that day we will cross the finish line and with open arms be welcomed into the kingdom of God.   

We should delight in the relationship we have with God and those he gave to us for our companions. We delight in what God and what other people do for us, but we can also be joyful in serving the needs of others.  In addition there is great pleasure in knowing we have obeyed God and have pleased him.

Delight is how we take pleasure in the things the Lord provides, but those who take delight in the things that men provide only satisfy the human nature, will not enjoy them forever. On earth we grow tired of the things of this world because they never fulfill our lives. You canít take the things of this world with us into the next life, but must leave them to the living that will not enjoy them without you.

What is not understood is why men are annoyed with the things that delight the Christian. Itís not the gift of life that annoys men or the change of life demanded by God. Or is it that man is annoyed more because he has to recognize the authority of God and bend the knee. What they may not know is that they are a slave to Satan and the sin he encourages. Satan is their master and they do not have access to the things the children of God delight in.  

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