June 19, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Yahweh Wants His Desires to Become Our Desires


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Yahweh Wants His Desires to Become Our Desires

Psalm 37: 4 is one of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible.  On the surface, it seems simple and straightforward: “Delight yourself in Yahweh; and He will give you the desires of your heart.”  If you dig beneath the surface, though, you discover an essential truth—something that Yahweh wants all of us to understand.

We live in a materialistic world where greed and the lust for power and notoriety dominate.  Far too many of us seek those things as though they were the purpose for which we were created, and they will control our lives if we are not careful.  They can easily become the desires of our heart, and even Christian people are tempted to spend most of their waking hours trying to obtain them.

Psalm 37: 4 is not about acquiring fame and fortune.  The Messiah addressed this issue in Luke 12.  He began with the Parable of the Rich Fool:

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?”  Then He said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

And He told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.  He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’”

Then He said, “This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.  And I’ll say to myself, ‘You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.’”

But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?”

This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.  (Luke 12: 13-21)

Ultimately, Psalm 37: 4 is about being “rich toward God,” and it involves the desires of our heart.  This becomes apparent in Luke 12: 22-32:

And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.  For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.  Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!  And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span?  If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?  Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!  And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.  For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.  But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.  Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

The Messiah made it clear that He does not want us to seek worldly wealth and creature comforts.  He wants us to seek Him, and He promised that if we seek Him we will find Him:

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29: 13)

When we seek Yahweh with all our heart, we will find Him.  Once we find Him, He gives us the desires of our heart.  They are His desires—not ours.  In the truest sense, Yahweh wants His desires to become our desires.

Yahweh promised to provide everything that we need to live in this world, but He did much more than that.  He promised to give us His kingdom.  Yahweh’s ultimate objective is for us to be with Him in His kingdom for all eternity.  He came to earth in the form of a Man and He shed his blood to pay the price for our sins that is demanded by His law so that we can be with Him eternally.  All He expects from us in return is faith and obedience, and thankfully, He assumed responsibility for that, too.  Once we belong to Yahweh, He gives us the desire to trust and obey Him because we want to, not because we have to.  Then He takes us where He wants us to go.

Your journey in life will never be truly rewarding and satisfying until your heart’s desire is to trust and obey Yahweh.  That’s the point at which His desire becomes your desire.

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The rock outcropping in the center of this picture may be where the Messiah was crucified.  It’s the top of Mount Moriah and it’s beside the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.

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The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem—it may be the Messiah’s Tomb

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The Traditional Site of the Messiah’s Tomb inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem



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Hosea 1: 1-5

The word of Yahweh which came to Hosea the son of Beeri, during the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. When Yahweh first spoke through Hosea, Yahweh said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking Yahweh.” So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. And Yahweh said to him, “Name him Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.”


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  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.


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David M. Weinberg: On sanctifying and desecrating G-d’s name— When someone devotes his life to teaching Judaism to the alienated masses of secular Israeli Jews, I call that a kiddush Hashem — a sanctification of G-d’s name. When someone else uses gutter language in his weekly sermons to denounce and curse secular Israeli Jews and Diaspora Jews who are distant from traditional Jewish practice, that seems to me to be a chillul Hashem — a desecration of G-d’s name.

Victor Davis Hanson: The New American Enemies List—Of all the legacies of Barack Obama, the most pernicious will be the creation of a rogue government that has cut off and terrified half the population — and for no other reason than that they seem to represent things that Mr. Obama simply does not seem to understand.

Avi Issacharoff: The Regime Wanted Rowhani to Win—Putting aside how quickly the winner of the Iranian presidential election Hassan Rowhani was branded a “reformist” by Western media outlets, losing candidate Ali Akbar Velayati described him most accurately as a servant of the regime. The incoming president of Iran was never a reformist, and it is doubtful that his achievement was even a victory for the moderate camp in Iran. Rowhani, as opposed to the image that has been fashioned, was until recently known as part of the conservative camp in Iran. He is not one of those challenging the Islamist regime, and certainly not challenging Khamenei’s rule.

Majid Rafizadeh: Iran’s Puppet Presidency—Iran’s presidential election has invoked significant excitement among some liberal Western and Eastern analysts; the enthusiasm lies in the hope that the next president of Iran would be a reformist, rather than from the hardliner, traditionalist, or Islamic principlist camp. These analysts argue that as the hardliners and principlists – who are loyal to the Supreme Leader and oppose any dialogue with the United States, Israel, and the West – are unwavering in their pursuit to obtain nuclear weapons, if a reformist comes to power, they can resolve Iran’s human rights abuses, support of terrorist groups, and nuclear defiance towards the international community. However, this argument lacks logical and sophisticated depth. The premise behind these kinds of statements by analysts are flawed for the following several crucial reasons.

Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi: Obama’s Middle East crucible—U.S. President Barack Obama’s worst nightmare all but materialized over the weekend. Obama, who branded himself as the man who would disengage from war-torn areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan, said his administration would arm the Syrian rebels. For now, these are only small arms. There is still a long way to go before a no-fly zone is enforced in Syria. But still, this is a turning point in the administration’s handling of this bloody part of the world.

Boaz Bismuth: Long road to change in Iran— How can reforms be implemented in Iran without breaking from the Islamic system? That is the necessary, yet complex, challenge facing new Iranian President Hassan Rohani. Rohani will have to please both sides. On one end, there is the regime, from which Rohani hails, that seeks the preservation of the status quo. On the other, there is the Iranian people, or more specifically, the 18 million Iranians (50.7 percent of voters) who cast their ballots for Rohani. They desire change, particularly in the economic realm. (There is 32% inflation rate in Iran and the value of the rial has dropped by more than 60% over the past two years.)

Raymond Ibrahim: The Calm Before the Jihadi Storm—The same U.S. policies that helped created al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 1980s are today creating many al-Qaedas in many Muslim countries, promising to deliver future terror strikes that will make 9/11 seem like child’s play. To understand this dire prediction, we must first examine the United States’ history  of empowering Islamic jihadis—only to be attacked by those same jihadis many years later—and the shortsightedness of American policymakers, whose policies are based on their brief tenure, not America’s long-term wellbeing.

Thomas Sowell: The Loss of Trust—Amid all the heated cross-currents of debate about the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program, there is a growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the costs and benefits of the NSA program itself hard to assess. The belated recognition of this administration’s contempt for the truth, for the American people and for the Constitution of the United States, has been long overdue.

Adam Levick: Arafat Jaradat and the Torture of Palestinian Prisoners the Media Won’t Report— In late February, the Guardian devoted six separate news items (three stories and three photo posts) to the death of a Palestinian – named Arafat Jaradat – in an Israeli jail.  The stories, which all portrayed Jaradat and his ’cause’ in a sympathetic light, focused on baseless allegations by the PA that Jaradat, an Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade member who was arrested for terror activity, died as the result of torture – claims which were contradicted by the autopsy performed byIsrael’s top forensic pathologists.

Barry Rubin: Obama Doctrine: America Allies with Muslim Brotherhood to Promote Middle East ‘Stability’—Here is what I wrote in October 2010, when the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood — Muhammad al-Badi — had just given a sermon calling for the overthrow of Egypt’s government (which happened four months later) and a jihad against the United States, a country he considered weak, foolish, and in retreat from the Middle East: [Al-Badi’s sermon is] one of those obscure Middle East events of the utmost significance that is ignored by the Western mass media, especially because they happen in Arabic, not English; by Western governments, because they don’t fit their policies; and by experts, because they don’t mesh with their preconceptions.



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Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life?  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


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