Bending with Delight

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Have you ever heard the phrase, “I’d bend over backwards for them”?

Did you know the Hebrew word for “delight” means “to bend”? For instance…

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4 ESV)

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way.” (Psalm 37:23 ESV)

To delight oneself in the Lord means to not just merely be happy and giddy about God, but to bend over backwards to please him if necessary.

And God says he’ll bend over backwards to help us in our time of need. He’s our support and rescuer. He “bends” for us.

“They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.” (Psalm 18:18-19 ESV)

I’m so glad I don’t need to get bent out of shape, regardless of what may come my way. The Lord is my delight, and I am his.

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I appreciate the insight from the Hebrew meaning of the word “delight”. I take it to mean I have to stretch my faith, my daily activities and my love. In short, I believe it means to be like the Lord.

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