This ‘perfect’ prayer of the psalmist in verses 4 and 5 gives us a glimpse of what the aching soul benefits mostly on.
Salvation, the success of the people and shared joy.
Spurgeon said: There is no salvation apart from the Lord, and he must visit us with it or we shall never obtain it. We are too sick to visit our Great Physician, and therefore he visits us.
Success is best enjoyed when it sees others succeed too. In the kingdom of God, we don’t succeed separately, but we aspire to see others also fulfil their call and purpose in life. Success is obedience to God. When we obey our Lord, we are living a successful life.
Joy is not joy unless is shared. We can’t be stingy with joy. The little bit of joy when shared multiplies, when kept to itself dies. To realise that is to know what it really means to be loved and delighted by God.