1 Kings 10: 1-10/Psalm 37
There are many seasons and all kinds of weather in our life of faith. As Ecclesiastes might have put it, there is a time to fear God, and a time to not fear God; a time to worship God, and a time to complain to God; a time to praise God, and a time to accuse him; a time to turn to God and a time to turn from God, a time to thank God, and a time to be silent. We pass through all these seasons in the Psalms—winters of content and discontent.
Today we read in the Psalm: “Take delight in the Lord, and he shall give you your heart’s desire.” [Psalm 37:4] There is a season to take delight in the Lord. If God is not immediately present to us in some kind of mystical way, God’s creation is immediately present to us. The verse just before invites us to “dwell in the land and feed on its riches.”