“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” —Psalm 37:4
Wing your flight to heaven if you would know what delight means. See the spirits there, as their fingers sweep the golden strings! Hark to their voices, as with peals of joy unknown to human ears, they sing unto him that hath loved them and washed them from their sins in his blood! Mark them as they keep eternal Sabbath in the great temple of the living God, and gaze upon his throne, and gaze, and gaze, and gaze again, absorbed in glory, beatified in Jesus, full of heaven, overflowing with exceeding joy. This is delight! I fail in the description, I know. You must take the word and spell it over letter by letter; and then you must pray God to put your hearts into a sweet frame of mind, made up of the following ingredients: a perfect rest from all earthly care; a perfect resignation of yourself into God’s hands; an intense confidence in his love to you; a divine love to him, so that you feel you would be anything or do anything for him; then, there must be added to all this, a joy in him; and when you have these, they must be all set a-boiling, and then you have delight in the Lord your God.
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
from a Message Delivered on Sunday, June 15, 1862
at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol.8, Sermon No. 454
“Sunshine in the Heart”