Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Psalms For Moms: Trust, Delight, Commit Pt 3

3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight 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 do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

Psalm 37:3-6

This is the last week we're spending on these 3 verses. We've talked about trusting, delighting, and finally we're going to end up on committing.

I am not going to write a lot about this verse. I just want to give you one thing to think about. In my Bible's notes it says to see Proverbs 16:3, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." The note on Proverbs 16:3 says that the word "commit" literally means "to roll." In this way the verse means to roll your burdens on the Lord. When you read it in that light, commit doesn't just mean you sit down and say "Lord, here are my plans. Please do as I see fit."

Instead it means to roll your way-- the way you want it-- onto the Lord. It goes right back to what we talked about last week-- letting Him take what you want and exchange it for what He wants for you instead.

The best part of the Trust-Delight-Commit equation is the promise that follows in verse six: When you trust, delight and commit, He will make you righteous and will vindicate you. It's right there. That's a promise I need in my life.

How about you?
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