My Portion And My Delight

“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:24

He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me. Psalm 18:19

LORD, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future. Psalm 16:5

Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD and delight in His salvation. Psalm 35:9

Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words. Psalm 119:57

For our month of Taste and See, I though of My Potion and My Delight. I must have thought they appeared in the same verse, but I may have been thinking of joy and delight, He is all of them. So, I put up three verses for each.

Beginning in Lamentation of all places we read that He is our portion, and why we hope in Him. I just read about lamenting, it is kind of like keening, weeping brokenhearted and profusely before the Lord, it is alright to get serious and have mascara running with the Lord, especially being in pain or having a serious problem. Lamenting ad keening are different in the fact that a lot of keeners were paid mourners, but we know Jesus wept for us and God has out tears in a bottle. Psalm 56:8

We see also that He rescues us because He delights in us, and that if we are delighting in Him, He gives us the desire of our heart, which are really His for us. The Holy Spirit will search our hearts and God’s and even the deep things of God. That is a good reason to delight in Him. And He is worthy of praise for  sending Jesus who is a joy and delight, thought that was told to Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth about John, I know He was too.

When enemies are thwarted by God, there is rejoicing and delighting in the Lord and salvation. Psalm 35:9 gives us a perfect reason that as our portion, God is interested in us and defeats all enemies that come against His children. Joy and delight appear to be the same or at least have a similar meaning and  are interchangeable.

Now, Psalm 119:57 gives us cause to reflect on our walk with Him, because He is our portion, is the reason we have promised to keep His words. We really need to keep our promises to God He certainly keeps His. The Greek word xara, pronounced chara, is defined as joy or delight, even favor. And the Hebrew, simcha, pronounced sim- ka, is more joy and rejoicing, but still in God and His Word.

So even if I goofed and had the words together, they do fit, He is both our portion and our delight/ Our everything, He completes the good work He has started in us, and we can delight in His good plans know we have accepted the plan of salvation.

It is something to be  truly thankful for this season, how has He been your portion? Your delight?

Rebecca Jones

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