In Indiana, we have taken exquisite pleasure in the week's spring weather, the magnolias in full bloom, and the radiant beauty of the daffodils. Let us take exquisite pleasure in our God today as we worship our Creator and Redeemer.
God's promises to those who keep the Sabbath
From Dr. Joseph Pipa's book The Lord's Day:
First, He promises unsurpassed communion with God, '[Y]ou will take delight in the LORD.' The word 'delight' means 'exquisite pleasure'. To take exquisite pleasure in the Lord is to be overwhelmed by His beauty and glory that are revealed in His attributes and work. To delight in God is to enjoy special communion and fellowship with Him, responding with gratitude and delight as He manifests His love to you.
This communion is captured by the emblem of a luxuriant garden adorned with beautiful foliage where God meets with you (Song of Songs 4:16). Do any of us love and enjoy God as much as we should? God designed the Sabbath as a means of our enjoying Him through special communion with Him. On the Sabbath you will find exquisite pleasure in God.
Dr. Pipa will be speaking in Indianapolis next weekend at Reformation Indy.