“You do not delight in sacrifice and offerings.” (Psalm 40:6a CSB)
So, what DOES God delight in. Psalm 40:6-8 points to what delights God. God is delighted, for example, when we listen. In fact, He will open our ears so we CAN listen if we will allow Him to do so, and when we actually do listen to what He wants to say to us, He is delighted.
God is delighted further when we do His will. Not only when we do His will, but when it delights us to do His will, He is delighted. When doing His will is a great joy in our lives, it is like a pleasing aroma to Him.
When we respond to His instruction, God is delighted. David said it this way, “Your instruction resides within me.” When His instruction resides in us, He is delighted. His instruction resides in us when we invite it in, when we meditate on it, when we learn it, and when we practice it. That’s when it takes up residence.
What in your life will delight God today?
Lord, May every aspect of our lives serve to delight You. Amen.