While we will explore how to do a basic “word study” in the near future, I thought a good way to get your feet wet, as well as give you an easy study opportunity for the week, was to provide an example that will require you to complete a few of the look-up and application aspects. Feel free to print this post and fill in the blanks. Here we go!
WORD: Delight (Study limited to the Psalms)
SYNONYMS: (Visit www.thesaurus.com, if needed.)
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Psalms 1:2 (NIV)
OTHER OCCURRENCES: (in the Psalms in the NIV)
Look up and read each passage. Put an “*” next to any verse(s) that resonates with you. Commit to memorizing at least one.
- Psalms 16:3, 6
- Psalms 18:19
- Psalms 22:8
- Psalms 35:9, 27
- Psalms 36:8
- Psalms 37:4, 23
- Psalms 43:4
- Psalms 51:16, 19
- Psalms 62:4
- Psalms 68:30
- Psalms 111:2
- Psalms 112:1
- Psalms 119:16, 24, 25, 47, 70, 77, 92, 143, 174
- Psalms 147:10, 11
- Psalms 149:4
“To delight” is most frequently expressed by ḥāphēç, which means originally “to bend,” hence, “to incline to,” “take pleasure in.”
(Source: The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
According to these Psalms, what type of things delight God? _________________
What type of things should man delight in? _____________________________
What specific thing will you do this week not just to please God, but to delight Him?