If we are true followers of the Lord God we want to please Him. We read in today's verse how we can do that. Sometimes we put our hope and trust in things that we can see and that in our estimation are strong enough to do the job. But what God wants is our faith in Him, not our “stuff”. There is a way of not just pleasing God but of giving Him delight. Two ways are mentioned in this verse, even three.
- First it would be by respecting Him, by giving Him the honor He deserves. That is what is meant by fearing God.
- Second, we give God delight by living consistently in expectation that He will show us His love which never, ever fails – that is where we put our hope.
- A third way is to NOT act as if it is up to us to come up with the necessary strategy and depend on our own way or strength.