Friday, 30 December 2011

Pleasure In G-d

by Jewishmag.com (See all authors)

"And take pleasure in G-d and He will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalms 37:4)

How does the average Jew begin to seek the pleasure in G-d? The Torah points the way.

  • Begin to align your will with G-d's will...
  • Align your emotions with love and fear of G-d in prayer...
  • Align your mind with G-d's mind by learning the Torah...
  • Limit your indulgence in physical pleasures, even permitted ones...
  • Associate with other Jews who are inspired in their service to cleave to the Divine Presence...

However, one should know that all of our efforts don't accomplish the task. In the end, pleasure in G-d is a gift granted from above as the verse concludes, "and He will give you the desires of your heart".

The whole article can be read here.