VERSE OF THE DAY.Psalm 40:8 (New Living Translation).Share Audio.I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.”.I take honor in my god fearing fervent living will in you my Lord for your law is always and forever upon my heart for you know all as I was created by you you are my highest, deepest, desire.What Does Psalm 40:8 Mean? ►.I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.”.Psalm 40:8(NASB).Verse Thoughts.When David penned these words, they were in every respect a song of thankful worship to the Father that pointed to the coming Messiah, Who would be sent from heaven to become our sacrifice for sin. It spoke of the eternal Son of God Who humbled Himself to become a servant – Who did only those things that He heard from the Father. His life was a testimony that delighted to do the will of the Father, for God’s Law was treasured in His heart.As redeemed children we have been bought with a price and saved by grace through faith. We are ambassadors of Christ and servants of God who are called to be His witnesses to a world in need. But however glorious our salvation and privileged our service, our calling first and foremost is to worship at His feet, to delight to do His will, to treasure His Word in our hearts and to remain in the center of His will for the rest of our life.May our highest joy and greatest delight be to live in the centre of God’s will and to treasure His word in our heart.May our lives be a sweet-smelling savour of thankful worship and reverential praise, so that we may live and move and have our being in the centre of His will – so that we may become true witness to our Father in heaven, and a true reflection of Christ within – so that through us, God will be glorified in the world.My Prayer.Loving heavenly Father I delight to do Your will and meditate on Your word. Multiply my desire for You I pray, so that my life may be a testimony to Your love and grace, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.Source: https://dailyverse. knowing-jesus. com/psalm-40-8.What does Psalm 40:8 mean?This is connected to the verses cited in Hebrews 10:5–7, which applied this passage to Jesus the Messiah. As do many New Testament citations, this uses the Septuagint translation, in Greek. Phrasings between that and the Old Testament Hebrew are often different. The Hebrews reference shows that God’s ultimate intent for our salvation involved a physical body, fulfilled in that of Jesus Christ (Psalm 40:6).David was thrilled to do God’s will, whom he knew personally as “my God.” He also held God’s Word in his heart. His devotion to God’s will and God’s Word pictures Jesus’ relationship to God and His Word. When the Devil tempted Jesus for forty days and forty nights in the wilderness, Jesus refused to abandon His worship of the Father by falling down to worship the Devil. The Devil took Jesus to an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. He promised to give Jesus all the kingdoms and their glory if Jesus would down and worship him (Matthew 4:8–9). But Jesus resolutely refused the offer. He rebuked the Devil and appealed to the biblical command: “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve” (Matthew 4:10). Jesus continued that pattern throughout His earthly ministry (John 4:34; 5:19; 17:4–6).Context Summary.Psalm 40:1–10 delivers a steady stream of thanksgiving, as David recounts the Lord’s deliverance of him from his enemies. He is grateful for giving him a new lease on life. He commits himself to doing the Lord’s will and to telling others about how the Lord delivered him from his enemies. Psalm 37:1–7 emphasizes the fact that the Lord delivers those who wait on Him and commit themselves to His will. Hebrews 10:5–9 quotes the Greek version of Psalm 40:6–8 and applies the passage to Jesus the Messiah.Chapter Summary.David waited on the Lord for quite some time to be delivered from his foes, and the Lord heard him. This remarkable deliverance would persuade many to trust in the Lord. David insists that no one can compare with the Lord. Verses 6–8 are messianic; Hebrews 10:5–9 applies them to Jesus. David shared this story with his fellow worshipers in the sanctuary. He was confident that the Lord would continue to show him His mercy, His steadfast love, and His faithfulness. David needed the Lord’s help because he was conscious of his many sins, and he knew his enemies wanted to kill him. He concludes this psalm by humble acknowledging that the Lord thought about him and was his help and deliverer. He asks the Lord to come quickly to his defense.MORNING MEDITATIONS: DELIGHTING TO DO GOD’S WILL – PSALM 40:8 Oct 31 2016 Devotionals “I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.” -Psalm 40:8 The Will of the Father What is the will of the Father? But to walk with Him, to obey, to be faithful to respond to Him each moment of each day. As we know Him more deeply, it’s in our growing delight in Him that our heart grows to delight in doing His will. How do we know the will of the one we love? We get to know them, we try new ways to serve them and so discover what they desire and what they do not. It is the same with God. And though we may not hear an audible voice, we can hear His voice in His words to us through the Bible. We can see His law written on our hearts through His Spirit at work within us, reminding us of His words, prompting us with His ways. And we can walk open handed before Him saying “Lord here is my day, each moment, let me respond to you as you lead today.” Is He prompting you to take your neighbor cookies? Then do it. To seek forgiveness from your husband, your children, your friend, your co-worker… then go. To ask that next question of the women at the register at the grocery story… tell me your story.. then speak. To take the next step in that conversation with a friend “Can I tell you how Jesus has changed my life”… open your mouth. To begin to write that book, pick up your pen and paper. To apply for that job, to quit, to spend less here, give more there. To open your home to those less fortunate, to add an extra plate at your dinner table, invite the single neighbor over. GO. Helen Keller once said; “I long to accomplish a great and noble task but my chief end is to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” Faithfulness When Only God Sees It is one thing to be faithful when your life is on display, your reputation at stake… though I hesitate to call that motivation faithfulness. Rather, more like fear driven faithfulness ever mixed with fear of man over fear of God. A conversation for another time. It is quite another thing to be faithful when all who will see you is God. But it is in these small moments where true delight to do His will begins. Is He saying put the phone down and engage with your son? Only He knows if you’ve walked obediently. Is He saying sacrifice that precious single hour of time you get by yourself to invite a friend over, engage with a new person? Every day we are given the privilege of responding to a Holy God and Father, learning and seeking His way above our own. And slowly, in those little moments of surrender each day, they somehow become grand moments. For walking with Him, delighting to do His will will lead us to places we both never wanted to go but could also never dream we would go. “A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in a little thing is a great thing.” -Helen Keller My Prayer “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much…” -Luke 16:10 So, today Lord, help me delight to do your will. Is it sharing the gospel with someone? Let me have courage. Is it putting down what I want to do to meet the needs of my husband, child, a friend? Let me be selfless. Is it choosing to lean into you and not my temper when things don’t go my way? Let me have patience. Is it being quick to confess when I have sinned? Let me be quick to keep short accounts with you and with others Lord. Is it choosing to rest, to open your word and meet with you when I’m overwhelmed by what needs to get done? Then let me find my life in you and not a completed checklist. Lord, I too often think your will, faithfulness, obedience to you is in the big things, and forget that it is obedience in the small things that enables me to be faithful in the big. I’m not sure what you will call me into or out of today but Lord teach me to be faithful in those moments to respond to you when you call and to experience a growing delight in doing Your will! Lindsey Dennis Lindsey Dennis Lindsey lives in Orlando, Florida where she currently works with a non-profit Christian organization investing her life in college students, helping them to know and walk with Jesus. She is married to Kevin, and the mother of 4 children, 2 who are now with Jesus and 2 who are in her arms today. She writes, teaches and speaks to others on what it looks like to walk with God in the midst of suffering, and how to trust Him with our lives.