How to make God rejoice!


Proverbs is full of wisdom, but nothing strikes me more than this little passage:

My son, if your heart is wise,
    then my heart will be glad indeed;
my inmost being will rejoice
    when your lips speak what is right. 

Prov 23:15-16

It says that if we choose God’s will, His heart will be glad and His inmost being will rejoice. That’s a pretty big statement to make. My obedience can actually make the God of the universe rejoice in his inmost being. Imagine getting your child to finally make the decision on his own to put effort into his homework. He is acting on wisdom given to him from someone wiser than him. That must be what God feels like times infinity when I am obedient.

Tonight I’m just meditating on the wisdom of Proverbs, and thinking about how I can bring these into my active daily life more intentionally.


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