Delight Yourself in Abundance

“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk. Without money and without cost.
“Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.
“Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the faithful mercies shown to David. Isaiah 55:1-3

Why do you spend money on things that are not needs and won’t satisfy? Instead, choose to eat what is good for your body and instead delight in me!

Lean your ear towards me and listen. I will make a covenant with you says the Lord.

I think the part about this section that stands out the most besides the logic that is still so profoundly relevant today is that God promises abundance when we delight in him.

Since the lines before directly point to satisfaction, it seems to me that the choice to seek the Lord for comfort instead of worldly things bring contentment while the decision to delight in the Lord brings abundant satisfaction.

On Day 2 of this Delight Journey, we explored the definition the word “high or highly” is used as well a “great”:

Dictionary.com  Delight

noun
1. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture: She takes great delight in her job.
2. something that gives great pleasure: The dance was a delight to see.
verb (used with object)
3. to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly: The show delighted everyone.
The addition of these words seems to speak to the word delight as elevating emotion from mere happiness. So it would also make sense that the choice to turn versus the decision to press into God would be the difference between feeling contentment in God’s provision versus receiving an abundance of God’s provision.
God delights in those who delight in him, and it seems that life becomes abundantly more full when we choose to delight in he who delights in us.

 

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