Mechanized

Trust in Yahweh and do good…Delight yourself in Yahweh and He will give you the desires of your heart…Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

Psalm 37:3a, 4, 8b

There is no space between trusting and fretting; no green stretch of unoccupied land between between two opposing armies. There is trust and there is fretting. Where there is fretting, there is no active delight in Yahweh. Where there is no active delight in Yahweh there will be evil.

Let not anyone cheapen the meaning of the word “delight.” It means exactly what we think it means when we first hear it, before the mind has time to soothe the wounded heart with redefinitions that bury conviction under a landslide of intellectualism. If a man is to know God, he must feel. If a woman is to do good, she must yearn.

Let us repent of our far-too-often mechanized Christianity and pray for the Holy Spirit to kindle Jeremiah’s flames within us when they have gone dormant. (Jer. 20:9)

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One response to “Mechanized”

  1. Kevin says :

    Delight! A word I love, but do not use too often. I agree with your assessment. I do believe; Lord help my unbelief. Amen, Nate

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