Psalm 40:6-8 – I Delight

Today’s Readings: Lev 14:1‐57, Mark 6:30‐56, Ps 40:1‐10, Prov 10:11‐12

Psalm 40:6-8
6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,
but you have given me an open ear.
Burnt offering and sin offering
you have not required.
7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
8 I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”

As we read through the laws of sacrifice in Leviticus, it is hard to not be struck by this section of Psalm 40. David understood that “to obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22).

David sings that more than sacrifice God delights in:
1. Communication to God – “you have given me an open ear” and
2. Communication from God – “in the scroll of the book…I delight to do your will…your law is within my heart.”

Lord, I want to delight in your will. Thank you for removing the consequence of my sin through Christ so that I can approach you freely.

Have you found tangible ways to delight in God’s will?


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