Isaiah 22:1-24:23 / Galatians 3:1-3:14 / Psalm 60:1-12 / Proverbs 23:15-16
“My son, if your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice – indeed, I myself; yes my inmost being will rejoice when you speak right things!”
Any parent can relate to this verse. There is an indescribable feeling of excitement seeing your children understand you and obey the things you’re asking them to do. Not only is it awesome when you can see they “get it” – it’s just as fun for them to “succeed” and experience the feeling of your good pleasure due to their right choices! The experience of success spurs them on to trust you more, stay close, continue to listen to the things you are teaching them, and obey the things you ask them to do. It’s a “win, win situation!”
It’s just the same with our Heavenly Father. As we press into the Him, increase in our wisdom and understanding of the things most important to Him, and practically live out the LIFE-GIVING principles He desires us to “get”, our Heavenly Father is excited, well-pleased, and honored - His heart greatly rejoices!