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Delight Yourself in the Lord
(and Do Whatever You Want!)

December 21, 2010 B101221

St. Augustine, one of the most influential theologians from the fourth century, penned these famous words in Africa, “Love God and do as you please.” That statement has far outlived its author, but not everyone views it favorably. Some see his bluntness as irresponsible, possibly dangerous. Do whatever you want? Are you kidding?

But Augustine has solid ground to stand on. Thousands of years earlier, another theologian in Israel by the name of David said this, “Delight Yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Ps. 37:4).

Do you love God? Are you delighting yourself in the Lord? If so, there’s one more principle you need to know about following God’s will. We think you’ll like it. Watch, as John MacArthur explains...