“Delighting Yourself in the LORD”
“If you keep from desecration the sabbath from doing whatever you want on My holy day; if you call the Sabbath a delight, and the Holy day of the LORD honorable’ if you honor it, not going your own ways, seeking your own pleasure, or talking too much; then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and I will make you ride over the heights of the land, and let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken. Isaiah 58:13-14
Even though, this was spoken to the Nation of Israel, it is very applicable to Christians, today. This was a message from the Mouth of God to the mouth of the Prophet Isaiah, for the Nation of Israel. In order to have a SPIRITUAL SATISFACTION of one’s soul, or to DELIGHT THEMSELVES in the LORD, there were some things they NEEDED to do. First thing, was to NOT TURN THEIR FOOT AWAY from the SABBATH, or to KEEP FROM DESECRATING the SABBATH. Because, KEEPING the SABBATH was a symbol of OBEDIENCE in KEEPING ALL the LAW of MOSES.
For the Christian of today, the Word of God tells us in Hebrews 10:25 that we are to NOT stay away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but to ENCOURAGE each other, and all the MORE as we see the Day drawing near. In other words, DO NOT NEGLECT coming TOGETHER as a FAMILY and WORSHIPPING together, in one accord. And ENCOURAGE each other to do this. The next things is to NOT put ANYTHING or ANYBODY before the LORD, especially on the HOLY DAY, for Christians, that is on SUNDAY. It is the Lord’s Day, and He SHOULD be FIRST and FORMOST, in our lives, and ESPECIALLY on SUNDAYS. If you HONOR the Lord’s Day, instead, of going your OWN way and doing your OWN thing, and SEEKING your OWN pleasures, and making this Day a Day of WORSHIP and PRAISE, with your FAMILY of GOD. You will DELIGHT YOURSELF in the LORD.
To ride over the heights of the land, means to ENJOY the benefits of your SPIRITUAL SALVATION, and the ASSURANCE of an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. This can ONLY be experienced by the one who has a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Have you given your HEART and LIFE to God? If NOT, you are destined to spend YOUR ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after your there. But you NOW have the opportunity to change your destiny from HELL to HEAVEN, by; TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS, God’s ONLY SON, died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and DELIGHT YOURSELF in the LORD. And if you are a TRUE BELIEVER, but are NOT HONORING the LORD’S DAY (Sundays), you NEED to REPENT and make sure you have put God FIRST in your life, and WORSHIP Him, and NOT yourself. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!