When we read the Bible, we must never forget that Jesus also became the Son of Man…
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
While I don’t want to overstate this with every Bible verse, we must never forget that Jesus became the Son of Man, walked this earth as the last Adam, and fulfilled all righteousness on our behalf. He fully delighted Himself in His Father: “I always do the things that are pleasing to him” (John 8:29).
If that’s the case, will the Father not give Him all the desires of His heart? Even now, as the Son of Man at the Father’s right hand, He will receive the desires of His heart. Isn’t that exciting? Or are we so wrapped up in ourselves that we can only think about our desires?
What are some of His desires? In John we read: “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24).
“Is there no relation to me,” one may ask. What if I delight myself in the Lord, will He not also give me the desires of my heart? There’s only one Biblical answer: “Apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Any delight in God comes from Jesus. He’s the Source: “All my springs are in you” (Ps. 87:7).
When we understand God’s eternal purpose—that He wants His Son to be “all, and in all” (Col. 3:11)—everything is seen in a different light, including today’s verse. The good news is that God has called us “into the fellowship of his Son” (1 Cor. 1:9). When we’re in Him, we share in His delight and receive accordingly.
P.S. This devotional is from It’s All about Jesus (a one-year devotional – January 6), which is used as the book for Jesus’ collective birthday gift. Wouldn’t it be great if Christians unite for a collective birthday gift for Jesus, to be used through 100 reputable ministries?