6th of the 10th month 2015/2016
Shabbat Shalom all,
Tehillah/Psalm 111:2 “Great are the works of יהוה, searched for by all who delight in them.”
Tehillah/Psalm 111 is a great psalm of praise for our Master יהוה, and has, in its 10 verses, the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet written in bold before each statement of boasting praise!
Last year I did a message that looked at each of these statements that are contained in this ‘alphabetic song of praise for יהוה’ as we looked at the ‘Aleph to Taw’ of praise for יהוה. While we are not going to take a look at this Tehillah tonight, I have chosen to open with this verse to highlight something that is very important for us to take time to consider and assess ourselves with. In this powerful declaration of the great works of יהוה the psalmist makes it clear that these great works are searched for by all who delight in them! This searching implies an intense seeking which would not necessarily take place if the one who was seeking did not delight in that which he was seeking! In a message tonight called, ‘MY DELIGHT!’ I want us to take a closer look at the meaning of what it is to delight in something and make something a delight, along with what that entails.
What is ‘delight’? This English word is defined in various ways by many different dictionaries and carries the basic meaning of, ‘having a strong feeling of joy’ or, ‘something that gives you great pleasure and satisfaction’. ‘A’ delight is a source of joy; and ‘to’ delight’ is to take pleasure in something! To give delight to is to affect with great pleasure or please highly. As a noun it is used to express a high degree of satisfaction or something that gives one great pleasure. As a verb it expresses the concept of taking great pleasure in something and the giving of keen enjoyment. In other words what one delights in can be clearly seen in the pleasure and enjoyment that one shows!
What do you take pleasure in? What is your delight? The psalmist here expresses how the one who delights and takes pleasure in the works of יהוה search them out. The one who delights in the works of יהוה takes great effort and time to seek out and know the great works that our Master and Elohim has done, and it is done so with great pleasure and joy! The works of יהוה have been given to us through His Word and has been wonderfully revealed to us through the life, death and resurrection of our Master and Elohim, יהושע Messiah!
In speaking of those who overcome the beast and his mark, we see in;
Ḥazon/Revelation 15:3 “And they sing the song of Mosheh the servant of Elohim, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvellous are Your works, יהוה Ěl Shaddai! Righteous and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the set-apart ones!”
Those who delight in the works of יהוה are also those who joyfully praise יהוה! Once again I ask you, ‘what do you take pleasure in and what is your delight?’
The Hebrew word that is translated as ‘delight’ in Tehillah/Psalm 111:2 is חֵפֶץ ḥephets – Strong’s H2656 which means, ‘delight, pleasure, desire, longing, purpose’, and comes from the root verb חָפֵץ ḥaphets – Strong’s H2654 and means, ‘to delight in, desire, take pleasure in’. חֵפֶץ ḥephets – Strong’s H2656 is also used in:
Tehillah/Psalm 1:1-2 “Blessed is the man who shall not walk in the counsel of the wrong, and shall not stand in the path of sinners, and shall not sit in the seat of scoffers, 2 but his delight is in the Torah of יהוה, and he meditates in His Torah day and night.”
The blessed man’s delight is in the Torah of יהוה, and we are able to clearly see that the one whose delight is in the Torah does not walk in wrong counsels, nor does he stand in sinful paths or sit in scoffing seats! The one who delights in the Torah of יהוה meditates in it day and night because it is his pleasure that he does with exceeding joy and satisfaction!
Those who are of the world and walk in fleshly ways take no delight in meditating on the Torah as they have no interest in it whatsoever and to do so would seem boring, dull and too much hard work to do. What you delight yourself in will never become boring or feel like it is too hard to do, even though it may take much effort, time and much energy.
Tehillah/Psalm 119:35 “Make me walk in the path of Your commands, for I have delighted in it.”
In this verse Dawiḏ cries out with urgency a great plea for יהוה to make him walk in the commands of יהוה that he has greatly delighted in. The wording that is used in the Hebrew for ‘make me walk’ is written in the ‘hiphil’ tense which expresses the ‘causative action’, and so here Dawiḏ is asking יהוה to cause him to walk in His commands that he has delighted in. As we know that this Tehillah/Psalm 119 is the longest of all the Psalms and can even be seen as being the longest chapter in Scripture. This Psalm is a powerful and well-constructed song of praise for the Torah, commands and instructions of Elohim. We will be taking a look at a few of the verses contained herein, as we look deeper into that which we ought to delight ourselves in, as the beloved children of the Most High!
חֵפֶץ ḥephets – Strong’s H2656 is also used in:
Tehillah/Psalm 112:1 “Praise Yah! Blessed is the man, who fears יהוה, who has greatly delighted in His commands.”
This is another verse that highlights for us the blessing of the one who fears יהוה. The one who fears יהוה delights greatly in His commands! Delighting in the commands of Elohim is an identifying mark of one who fears יהוה. When people have no time for the Word and lack the energy and excitement to search out, study and meditate on the Torah and commands of יהוה then it is clear that they have no true fear of יהוה!
Tehillah/Psalm 40:8 “I have delighted to do Your pleasure, O my Elohim, and Your Torah is within my heart.”
In this psalm of Dawiḏ he makes the clear declaration of how he has delighted to do the pleasure of Elohim, and recognises that he is able to do so because the Torah of Elohim is within his heart! The Torah of יהוה is to be upon our hearts and it is the Torah that causes us to do the pleasure of Elohim!
Pilipiyim/Philippians 2:12-13 “So that, my beloved, as you always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much rather in my absence – work out your own deliverance with fear and trembling, 13 for it is Elohim who is working in you both to desire and to work for His good pleasure.”
Tehillah/Psalm 147:11 “יהוה takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who wait for His kindness.”
The Hebrew word that is translated here as ‘pleasure’ is from the root verb ratsah – Strong’s H7521 which means, ‘to be pleased with, accept favourably, delight, approved’, and we see this verb being translated as ‘delighted’ in:
Diḇre haYamim Aleph/1 Chronicles 29:3 “And also, because I delighted in the House of my Elohim, I have treasure of gold and silver; I give for the House of my Elohim even more than all that I have prepared for the Set-apart House:”
These are some of the words that Dawiḏ spoke to all the assembly when speaking about the great work that lay ahead for Shelomoh in building the House of יהוה and how it delighted him greatly to give in great abundance toward the work.
Qoheleth/Ecclesiastes 5:4 “When you make a vow to Elohim, do not delay to pay it, for He takes no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you have vowed.”
While we take note that יהוה takes pleasure in those who fear Him we also recognise that He takes no pleasure in fools. Mishlĕ/Proverbs 8:11 tells us that wisdom is better than rubies and that all delights are not comparable to her. Having said that it becomes abundantly clear that our delight should be in the wisdom of Elohim, lest we be found to be fools that He takes no pleasure in!
With Dawiḏ having delighted in the House of Elohim we take note that he could do so as He delighted in the wisdom of Elohim through the proper meditating upon His Torah day and night, learning how to walk in Elohim and please Him as a wise servant, equipping him to be joyfully generous in preparing for the work of the House!
When the Torah is a person’s delight then doing what the Word commands is a pleasure to follow. The Greek word used in the LXX (Septuagint – Greek translation of the Tanak) for ‘delighted’ in Diḇre haYamim Aleph/1 Chronicles 29:3 is συνήδομαι sunēdomai – Strong’s G4913 which means, ‘delight, to rejoice together, to rejoice in or feel satisfaction concerning’, and we see this word being used in:
Romiyim/Romans 7:22 “For I delight in the Torah of Elohim according to the inward man”
Our ability to truly delight in the Torah according to the inward man equips us to walk according to the Spirit and take great joy and satisfaction in guarding to do all that our Master has commanded us. When we delight in His Torah then doing His Torah is a delight and not a heavy burden or something that is too hard, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light!
The Torah is only hard to those who do not delight in it. Those who find no satisfaction in studying, meditating and learning the Word in order to joyfully do it, find it hard and boring, and in doing so render themselves as being fools who lack the necessary oil in their jars and will be shut out from entering into the Reign of our King!
When we delight in the Truth it is a pleasure to do it, be it the delight in guarding the Sabbaths and Feasts of Elohim or by simply guarding to do all that He commands, including in our cheerful giving of tithes and offerings! When these things become a burden to do and not a delight then clearly the Torah is not a delight and the fear of Elohim is not present!
Tehillah/Psalm 43:3-4 “Send forth Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me, let them bring me to Your set-apart mountain and to Your dwelling places. 4 That I might come to the altar of Elohim, to Ěl, the joy of my delight, and praise You with the lyre, O Elohim, my Elohim.”
Here the Psalmist is asking for the Light and Truth of Elohim to come and lead him to set-apartness for Elohim is the joy of his ‘delight’. יהושע Messiah, the Word made flesh, is the Light and Truth who leads us and in whom we delight, for He is the joy of our delight! The Hebrew word used here for ‘delight’ is גִּיל gil – Strong’s H1524 which means, ‘a rejoicing, exultation, joy’, and comes from the root verb גִּיל gil – Strong’s H1523 – ‘rejoice, be glad, be joyful’- ‘to circle around or spin around’. This is an expressive rejoicing that can clearly be seen in the physical actions of one’s life! As you go about you day – how are you expressing the joy and gladness of Elohim?
What is your delight and what do you delight in? As we consider the delight we ought to have, as a verb, we can learn much from that which Dawiḏ expresses in what he delighted himself in or what delighted him:
Tehillah/Psalm 94:19 “When anxiety was great within me, Your comforts delighted my being.”
The Hebrew word for ‘comforts’ is תַּנְחוּם tanchum – Strong’s 8575 and comes from the root verb נָחַם naḥam – Strong’s H5162 which means, ‘to comfort, console, to be comforted’, and this root often seems to reflect the idea of ‘breathing deeply’. In Yeshayahu/Isaiah 40:1 we see the term -“ נַחֲמוּ נַחֲמוּ עַמִּי ” – “naḥamu,naḥamu, ami” – “comfort, comfort, My people…” The repetition of the word used for ‘comfort’ is for emphasis and this word is from the root word נָחַם naḥam – Strong’s H5162. The term ‘naḥamu’ which is a derivative of נָחַם naḥam can give the understanding of ‘to cause to breathe again’ – in other words it is יהוה Himself that would bring the ‘recovery of breath’, and this is His comforting words that are being spoken to His people – and in a sense could render the encouragement of knowing that Elohim Himself is declaring to a people in exile, “I am bringing you a recovery of breath”. This recovery of breath that was surely needed is sufficient for His people to get strengthened and prepare the way for His soon return!
The Psalmist in Tehillah/Psalm 94 is expressing the comfort of the recovering breath of Elohim that he delighted in, while dwelling in the midst of a wicked and corrupt people!
When you are filled with great anxiety what do you delight in? Do you delight in the comforts of Elohim that He brings to us through His word that strengthens our being?
The Hebrew root verb used in Tehillah/Psalm 94:19 for ‘delighted’ is שָׁעַע sha’a – Strong’s H8173 which means, ‘take joy in, delight in, have a feeling or attitude of taking pleasure in, having fondness for an object’. This verb is written here in the causative or reflexive tense, teaching us that when in anxiety he was caused to delight himself in the comforting breath of Elohim!
This verb is also used in:
Tehillah/Psalm 119:16 “I delight myself in Your laws; I do not forget Your word.”
As Dawiḏ meditated on the orders and ways of Elohim he expresses how he delights himself in the laws and takes great pleasure in them, having a proper attitude toward them! We again see this root verb שָׁעַע sha’a – Strong’s H8173 being used in:
Tehillah/Psalm 119:70 “Their heart has become like fat, without feeling; I have delighted in Your Torah.”
While the wrong have fattened hearts of deceit without feeling, Dawiḏ declares that he takes great pleasure in the Torah of Elohim! How about you? Does the Torah give you great pleasure and do you have great fondness and delight for it? Or has your heart become calloused by the worries of this age and the deceit of wealth that chokes out the Word and renders one fruitless?
What is interesting to take note of if that this root verb שָׁעַע sha’a – Strong’s H8173 can also carry the meaning of, ‘to be smeared over or blinded, to smear the eyes shut’, and is translated as ‘shut’, in:
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 6:10 “Make the heart of this people fat, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and shall turn and be healed.”
What in essence is being said here is that those who have not delighted in יהוה and His Torah, and have shut their eyes to the Truth are given over to their own evil that they have delighted in. This is a negative use of this word that highlights the danger of not delighting in יהוה and being given over to the delights of a fattened and calloused heart!
Understanding our need to be delighting ourselves in יהוה, His Torah and the comforting breath of His Word, we recognise that this verb teaches us that our delight in Him must express an intensive and intentional action of seeking Him and continually doing so, lest our eyes become smeared shut by deceit!
To delight in יהוה is a continual action of a committed obedience that is required to be done out of a pure pleasure and joy as opposed to it being a heavy burden that is too hard to bear! What one delights in will not be too hard to do, even if it takes hard work and costs you! Knowing that delighting in our Master and Elohim is a required action what we also need to learn is what things of יהוה we are to delight ourselves in, and this is where the noun that is derived from this root verb שָׁעַע sha’a – Strong’s H8173 comes into play! The noun that is derived from this verb is שַׁעֲשֻׁעִים sha’ashuiym – Strong’s H8191 which means, ‘delight, pleasant, object of delight’, which is an intensive noun that is written in the plural. When being written as ‘my delight’ it is written as שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי – sha’ashuai. This noun is used 9 times in the Tanak, 5 of which are used in Tehillah/Psalm 119 in the construct of שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי – sha’ashuai meaning, ‘MY DELIGHT’. It was this Hebrew word – שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי – sha’ashuai – that gripped me this week and led me to dig deeper into what we are to be delighting ourselves in. Let us take a look at these 5 verses and see what the object of Dawiḏ’s delight was:
Tehillah/Psalm 119:24 “Your witnesses also are my delight, my counsellors.”
Tehillah/Psalm 119:77 “Let Your compassions come to me, that I might live, for Your Torah is my delight.”
Tehillah/Psalm 119:92 “If Your Torah had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.”
Tehillah/Psalm 119:143 “Distress and anguish have found me; Your commands are my delight.”
Tehillah/Psalm 119:174 “I have longed for Your deliverance, O יהוה, and Your Torah is my delight.”
As we can clearly see from these verses the object of Dawiḏ’s delight was the witnesses, Torah and commands of יהוה!
As we stop and ponder on this and see exactly what Dawiḏ took great pleasure in, we have to question the motives of some who claim to follow the Creator yet delight not in His witnesses, Torah and commands.
The Hebrew root word used in verse 24 for ‘witnesses’ is עֵדָה eḏah – Strong’s H5713 which is the feminine of the word The Hebrew root word for ‘witness’ is עֵד eyḏ – Strong’s H5707 which means, ‘witness, evidence, testimony’, which comes from the root word עוּד uḏ/ooḏ – Strong’s H5749, which means, ‘to return, go about, repeat, do again, encircle, supports’. A word that is derived from this root verb and is used to describe the Ark of the ‘witness’, is the noun עֵדוּת eḏuth – Strong’s H5715 which means, ‘testimony, witness, ordinance, warning’.
The Hebrew root word for ‘witness’ is עֵד eyḏ – Strong’s H5707 becomes more meaningful to us when we look at the ancient pictographic script, as it is pictured as follows:
עֵ – This is the letter ‘ayin’ and in the ancient alphabet this letter is pictured as , which is ‘an eye’ and represents the idea of ‘seeing and watching’, as well as ‘knowledge’, as the eye is the window of knowledge.
ד– This is the letter ‘dalet’, which in the ancient script is pictured as , which is a ‘tent door’. It can also have the meaning of a back and forth movement as one goes back and forth through a tent door and so speaks of an access point. It can also carry the meaning of ‘dangle’ or hanging as the tent door would hang from the roof pole of the tent. It speaks a great deal in terms of understanding the door of the tent of appointment as the only means of access, which teaches us our need to properly guard and perform the Sabbaths and Feasts of יהוה as He has commanded us to and not neglect the commanded set-apart gathering on His set-apart days that is commanded.
The basic meaning of this word in this pictographic script is: EYE ON THE DOOR!
When we consider that יהושע Messiah is The Door, then we further see our need to continually be looking at Him, and praising Him as we diligently are serving in spirit and truth, guarding to do all His commands – as we look continually into the perfect Torah of Freedom and not forget what we look like!
The Word of יהוה shall be a witness against those who are not ‘looking’ at His Word and guarding to do it!
We are to be true witnesses of the Good News and the Reign of our Master that is coming as we hold fast to and possess the witness of יהושע Messiah, for the witness of יהושע is the spirit of prophecy which means that we bear witness of all that the Torah and the prophets bear witness of, declaring who our Master, Saviour and Elohim is and keeping our eyes fixed on Him, not turning to the left or to the right as we stay in Him and walk in His Word!
The Hebrew word used in verse 143 for ‘commands’ is מִצְוֹתַ – ‘mitsvot’– and is the plural of the word מִצְוָה mitzvah – Strong’s H4687 which means, ‘commandment, command, obligation, precept’, which comes from the primitive root צָוָה tsavah – Strong’s H6680 which means, ‘to lay charge (upon), give charge to, command, order, appoint, commission, ordain’. His מִצְוַת – ‘mitzvoth’ (plural for commands) are those rules which apply to specific situations and are tailored for each unique situation in determining the correct action to be taken in a specific circumstance and so we ‘guard’ those carefully to know how to respond and take action for any given situation we may find ourselves in.
3 times in Tehillah/Psalm 119 Dawiḏ clearly expresses the delight he has in the Torah of יהוה, and he says in verse 92 that if the Torah of יהוה had not been his delight he would have perished in his affliction! If the Torah of יהוה is not our delight we will perish!!! Think about this for a moment, as many are sadly making the drunken assumption, under the misguided traditions and false teachings of man, that the Torah of יהוה has been done away with and is no longer applicable. Those who claim this shall perish in their affliction! Instead of making the Torah of יהוה a delight they are casting it aside and become fools, in which יהוה takes no pleasure. Before we simply label those ‘out there’ that have no regard for the Torah, let us consider for a moment the reality of how some who are walking in the Torah are not making it their delight but are simply going through the motions because they know they should! יהוה desires obedience and not sacrifice; and what that means is that He desires obedience that comes from a place of a true delight for Him and His Word. When true servants take pleasure in His Torah then being a daily living sacrifice is a natural occurrence and sacrifice does not need to be ‘manufactured’. Are you able to truly say, as Dawiḏ declares, that “The witnesses, commands and Torah of יהוה” are ‘MY DELIGHT’ – שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי – sha’ashuai!
In Mishlĕ/Proverbs 8 we are told in the parables of Shelomoh that wisdom is the daily delight of Elohim and His delights are with the sons of men!
Mishlĕ/Proverbs 8:30-31 “Then I was beside Him, a master workman, and I was His delight, day by day rejoicing before Him all the time, 31 rejoicing in the world, His earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.”
We are also told in:
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 5:7 “For the vineyard of יהוה of hosts is the house of Yisra’ĕl, and the man of Yehuḏah is His pleasant plant. He looked for right-ruling, but see, oppression; for righteousness, but see, weeping.”
The man of Yehuḏah is his שַׁעֲשֻׁעָ – sha’ashua – His delight – which is written as שַׁעֲשׁוּעָיו – ‘sha’ashuav’.
I find this verse to be a prophetic statement of Messiah who would come in the flesh and be born from the Tribe of Yehuḏah and dwell among His people in order to restore His vineyard!
Mattithyahu/Matthew 3:16-17 “And having been immersed, יהושע went up immediately from the water, and see, the heavens were opened, and He saw the Spirit of Elohim descending like a dove and coming upon Him, 17 and see, a voice out of the heavens, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I did delight.”
Do you see this? יהוה looked at His vineyard – the House of Yisra’ĕl – and there was no right-ruling or righteousness, as there was only oppression and weeping. In His great wisdom it delighted Him to come in the form of man from the tribe of Yehuḏah and be planted among His vineyard and become the True Vine to which we are grafted into and become His branches!
The reason I am sharing these verses with you is to highlight the power of understanding what it means to have delight in יהוה and the wonderful blessing of recognising His delight that He has for us, as we see this word being used again in:
Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 31:20 “Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights? For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for him,” declares יהוה.”
יהוה asks the rhetorical question of whether Ephrayim is a precious son to Him and a child of delights, where the Hebrew word for ‘delights’ is שַׁעֲשֻׁעִים sha’ashuiym – Strong’s H8191. The answer is clear – yes Ephrayim is a child of delights. Ephrayim is often used in Scripture as a metaphor for the scattered House of Yisra’ĕl, who He remembers and works deliverance for, because of His delight for His precious delights!
יהוה delights so much in us that He came in the flesh in order to die for us and be raised so that we can be restored to Him as a pruned vine and no longer a degenerate one!
MY DELIGHT – שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי – sha’ashuai – … is…!
How do you complete that sentence? Like Dawiḏ, the beloved, or has your heart been fattened by deceit and you find that your delight is in other things? As I meditated on this word – שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי – sha’ashuai – ‘MY DELIGHT’ – I realised how urgent the mirror of this Truth must be to a Bride who is making Herself ready for Her coming King, in whom she delights!
As mentioned already, when you delight in something or someone, and truly take pleasure in them, then nothing is too hard or difficult, despite what it may cost you. However when something is not a delight to you then doing it becomes a sacrifice, for which יהוה does not desire. Do you take pleasure in יהוה, His witnesses, commands and Torah? For if you do then doing His word will be an absolute pleasure! There is one other word that I want to mention, as it is also translated as ‘delight’, and that is the noun עֹנֶג oneg – Strong’s H6027 which means, ‘daintiness, exquisite delight, luxurious’, and comes from the root verb עָנֹג anog – Strong’s H6026 which means, ‘to be soft, dainty, delicate, take delight’.
Both the noun and verb is used in:
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 58:13-14 “If you do turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My set-apart day, and shall call the Sabbath ‘a delight,’ the set-apart day of יהוה ‘esteemed,’ and shall esteem it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words, 14 then you shall delight yourself in יהוה. And I shall cause you to ride on the heights of the earth, and feed you with the inheritance of Yaʽaqoḇ your father. For the mouth of יהוה has spoken!”
As we consider these various words for ‘delight’ may we earnestly be stirred to delight ourselves in our Master and Elohim, and take pleasure in serving Him in Spirit and Truth, as we see Dawiḏ telling us in:
Tehillah/Psalm 37:4 “And delight yourself in יהוה, and let Him give you the desires of your heart.”
When you truly take pleasure in יהוה then the desires of your heart will be perfectly lined up with His desire, which is our set-apartness!
Tas’loniqim Aleph/1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 “For this is the desire of Elohim: your set-apartness! – that you should abstain from whoring, 4 that each one of you should know how to possess his own vessel in set-apartness and respect, 5 not in passion of lust, like the gentiles who do not know Elohim, 6 not to overstep and take advantage of his brother in this matter, because the Master is the revenger of all such, as we indeed said to you before and earnestly warned. 7 For Elohim did not call us to uncleanness, but in set-apartness.”
I therefore leave you with the mirror of the Word into which you are to look intently into, and carefully consider these passages that I have mentioned tonight, and ask yourself if your sentence can be finished like Dawiḏ’s, when you say:
שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי – sha’ashuai – ‘MY DELIGHT’… is in…
Has guarding the Sabbath been hard for you at times? Have you been in the habit of forsaking the proper called for assembling together on the Sabbaths and Feasts of יהוה, as some have? Have you forgotten to wear tsittsit as we are commanded to? Have you neglected to give the proper tithes and offerings as you should? Have you neglected to pray as you should? Have you neglected to rejoice always? Have you neglected to proclaim the Reign of the Master to others?
I could go on an on with many similar questions that can cut right to the heart, and if the answer to any of these are ‘yes’ then it is a clear sign that your delight has not been in יהוה, His witnesses, His commands and His Torah, as it should!
May this be a reminder to us all that true servants and ambassadors of the King delight themselves in Him, no matter the cost, for they take great pleasure in pleasing Him.
שַׁעֲשֻׁעָי – sha’ashuai – ‘MY DELIGHT’… is in…
May you be able to boldly and truthfully declare what Dawiḏ declared and take pleasure in meditating, studying and seeking out the Word, as you walk in the Master each and every day, and embrace His great delight that He takes in His wise servants who are making themselves ready for His soon return!
יהוה bless you and guard you; יהוה make His face shine upon you and show you favour; יהוה lift up His face to you and give you Shalom!