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Rejoicing the Heart

August 12, 2016

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Rejoicing  the Heart

What makes your “heart”  really rejoice?     That’s something  to honestly think about  and admit to.     Is it some sort  of power  within your realm  of life?     Is it money?     How about a particular job  or authority over others?

Most everybody’s reason  for rejoicing  in their “heart”  is  a bit different.     King David’s “heart”  rejoiced  in Psalm 19:8  because,

The precepts  of the LORD  are right,  rejoicing the heart;
The commandment  of the LORD  is pure,  enlightening  the eyes.

Now that’s something to think about.     So many despise  and hate  “the precepts  of the LORD”.     But,  the bottom line is  God’s  “precepts”  “are right,  rejoicing the heart.     How is that?

First,  a “precept” is a rule  of moral conduct.     It is God’s teaching  —  our Creator’s teaching.     God teaches us  what is morally right  and holy  in respect  to all  of creation  and our being  on this earth.     The peace  of seeing  and realizing  what is honestly,  morally right,  in accordance  with God’s eternal word,  leads one  to rejoice  in their “heart”.     It’s just good  to see  and know  for sure  that God’s “precepts”  really are  wondrously  far above anything  this evil world imagines.     They’re just filled with righteousness.  love,  mercy  and forgiveness.     That rejoices  “the heart”  that realizes  the importance  of this  in their lives.

Maybe that’s why Psalm 119 declares the following,

From Your precepts  I get understanding;
Therefore  I hate  every false way.     Psalm 119:104

Redeem me  from the oppression  of man,
That I may keep  Your precepts.     Psalm 119:134

I keep  Your precepts  and Your testimonies,
For all  my ways  are before You.     Psalm 119:168

We are all  in God’s hands  and we need  to pray  for His mercy  in showing us  His “precepts”  and “rejoicing”  our  “heart”.

Leaning on God’s “precepts”  of faith,  hope,  and love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your righteous ways  are marvelously glorified  in all  of Your creation.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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