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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Psalm 37:4

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Gaining Your Heart’s Desire

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

King David tells us in Psalm 37:4, Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart (NASB). In our materialistic culture, we understand this verse to say that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us what we want; this is not the point at all. David tells us that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us our desires. In other words, if we focus on delighting in Him, our desires will become the same as His desires; we will want what He wants. As stewards of the King of Kings, our singular goal is to carry out His wishes with what He entrusts to us. That is best achieved when our desires match His. Think about it.