Psalm 1 says that the person who is “blessed” is the person whose “delight is in the law of the LORD.”
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “delight” – in noun form – as:
1. A high degree of pleasure, or satisfaction of mind; joy.
His delight is in the law of the Lord. Psalms 1:2.
2. That which gives great pleasure; that which affords delight
I was daily his delightProverbs 8:30.
DELIGHT is a more permanent pleasure than joy, and not dependent on sudden excitement. (Fn)
In the entry for the word in The Complete Word Study: Old Testament (WSOTDICT) says:
The root idea is to incline toward something. (Fn)
QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:
- What do you delight in?
- What gives you “a high degree of pleasure, or satisfaction of mind” or “joy”?
- When you have free time, what are you “[inclined] toward”?
- When your choice is not God’s Word (or helpful resources that expound and explain God’s Word, as a secondary option), what is going on in your heart at that moment?
- For example, do you choose something else because you believe you deserve to chill-out for a while and relax?
What do you think? Would love to hear your thoughts. Please leave them in the comments below.
Webster, Noah. “Webster’s Dictionary 1828 – Delight.” Websters Dictionary 1828, webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/delight.
Baker, Warren, and Eugene E. Carpenter. The complete word study dictionary: Old Testament 2003 : 365. Print.