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The Delight of the Lord

Updated on October 24, 2013

The Delight of the Lord

“His pleasures is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man ; The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”

Psalm 147:10-11

To whom the Lord does take pleasure ?

His pleasure is not in the mighty and strong, not in the great and powerful. But he delights in those who fear Him, whose walk is blameless before Him, whose hope is in His faithfulness. Those who are completely dependent upon the Lord will live in righteousness and holiness. Those who are living a life alienated from God are usually living apart from the center of His will. Great men of God who has greatly pleased God are those who became so dependent upon God like King David, Moses, Abraham, Elijah, Paul and many others.

Dependence and reliance upon God is inseparable from a life marked by great fear of the Lord. A man who is truly dependent upon the Lord fears Him greatly. A life which is independent of the Lord is a a life marked by wickedness, ungodliness and immorality.

Usually a mighty man, who is a proud man is not dependent upon the Lord. His life is marked by lawlessness. Great conquerors, men of history like Alexander the Great, Octavian, Julius Ceasar, were mighty men who do not honor the God of Israel. They live lives alienated from the true God and they lived ungodly lives. Though they may be considered mighty and great men by the world, yet in the eyes of God they have lived in vain, for they have lived lives apart from the will of God.

A life lived in constant fear of the Lord and dependence upon Him is greatly pleasing to God. King David greatly pleased God because he is one man who is completely humble and dependent upon the Lord. Every battle he fought, he depended upon the Lord for victory. In Israel, there is no such king as humble as King David who is completely dependent upon the Lord.

Daniel, the prophet, is truly a great man of God who fear God greatly. He will rather be thrown into the lion’s den than disobey God. Joseph, son of Jacob is one man of God who truly fear God. He never gave in to Potiphar’s wife seduction. He rather choose to be in jail rather than sin against God. Elijah is a true man of God who is also a man of prayer. Whatever he pronounced will come to pass. He lived a life of complete dependence upon the Lord. Moses is indeed is a great man of God who refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as a greater value than the treasures of Egypt.

Fear and dependence upon the Lord has been evident in the life of Mr. Wilde King after he got saved. Mr. Wilde King is a rich businessman, owner of a hotel chain in Metro Manila. He used to own the motel chain “Anito”, favorite lodge of shortime lovers and fornicators. When he got born again and was powerfully convicted, he changed the concept of “Anito Motels” into a new concept. He converted it into a new lodge for overseas Filipino workers and couples who lodge in, must show their marriage certificate before they are accepted to lodge in into the hotel. With this new concept, God bless Mr. Wilde King even more.

Fearing the Lord and depending upon Him completely surely brings great delight to God. There will be no more blessed life than a life of utter dependence upon God. Life of compromises will lead us to our downfall.

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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      5 years ago from Manila

      Hi FSlovenec great to hear from you. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Yes the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fearing the Lord is necessary in maintaining a righteous walk with the Lord. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      Frank Slovenec 

      5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Great Hub! Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I pray every day for a might fear of the Lord..it is necessary to live for Him. We can love Him but if we do not fear Him we will likely not obey Him...God Bless You

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      5 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah great to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. I am greatly encouraged by your visit and comments. Yes as christians no other way to live but to depend upon God completely. Living independently from God is the beginning of our downfall. I am wishing you a great day today. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      5 years ago

      Cristina, This is a marvelous inspiring hub with wonderful examples! Each day is a precious "GIFT" from the LORD! This in itself should delight our hearts! As you so well stated:"Fearing the Lord and depending upon Him completely surely brings great delight to God. There will be no more blessed life than a life of utter dependence upon God. Life of compromises will lead us to our downfall." AMEN!

      Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      5 years ago from Manila

      Hi James Watkins I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by once more. Your presence in this hub is indeed a great encouragement to me. Your visit is a great bkessing. Truly the fear of the Lord is the source of true happiness. There is no greater than a life lives in the fear of the Lord. Blessings be with you always. Best regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      5 years ago from Manila

      Hi omline4wealth great to hear from you. Thank you for taking time to visit this hub. It is much appreciated. Your additional input is a great encouragement. Yes indeed the fear of the Lord is the source of life's greatest blessings. Living a life in the fear of the Lord is a life of great peace. I am wishing you a great day today. God's many blessings be with you. Best regards.

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      James A Watkins 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      You named some heavyweight Men of God there: Daniel, Joseph, Elijah, Moses. Wow.

      Your Hub is outstanding and wonderful and edifying. I especially enjoyed the incredible story of Mr. Wilde King towards the end. How about that! Awesome testimony. Thank you ever much. This is a blessing.

      God Bless You!

      james :)

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      Nosa Stephen 

      5 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.

      The fear of God is the bedrock for a successful life. There is no controversy about it. The end is what matters." mark the blameless man, and observe the upright. for the future of that man is peace"(Ps 37:37 NKJV).

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      5 years ago from Manila

      Hi teacherjoe52 I am glad to hear from you again. It is good to see you once again on my hub. Thank you for dropping by once again. I am greatly encouraged by your visit and comments. To have a glorious death, we must indeed live a life in complete reverence to God Only by living in the center of God's will, we can be victorious at the time of our death. I am wishing you a peaceful day today Brother Joseph. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good morning cristina.

      Yes people who are respectful of God are the ones blessed by God. I look at end of the lives of so called great men and they died miserably. I look at the end of the lives of famous men and women of God and they die peacfully.

      May you always be blessed with a rich life walking in fear of God.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      5 years ago from Manila

      Hi lifegate I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for paying a visit once more. Thank you also for the vote. I am greatly encouraged by your visit and comments. Yes we have to live a life in constant fear of the Lord and complete dependence upon His grace and power. For is no other way we can receive life's richest blessings. The Lord highly favored those who fear Him. May God continue to bless you and your family today and always. Best regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      5 years ago from Manila

      Hi teaches12345 great to hear from you again. Thank you for gracing my hub once again. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Daniel indeed is a great model for us to follow. He is someone who truly fears the Lord in his lifetime. He was greatly favored and blessed by God because of this. The favor of the Lord truly belongs to those who fear Him. I am wishing you a great and peaceful day today. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      William Kovacic 

      5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Cristina,

      I like your line, "Dependence and reliance upon God is inseparable from a life marked by great fear of the Lord." Where has the fear of God gone? We live our lives so separated from the only one that can truly give us life. Great hub! Voted up and awesome!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I agree that the fear or respect of the Lord is a mature look at how our relationship benefits from following this guideline. Daniel is one of the best examples of this and you have done an excellent job on this comparison. Blessings!

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