Blessed is the man…[whose] delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he mediates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
So should our joy be. To delight in the Lord and his ways. It’s not “we have to obey”, it’s “we get to obey” and bring joy to the father. And here it focuses on the wonderful things that come from a life lived in his word, a life saturated and steeped in it: you’re constantly refreshed, never dry, bearing fruit, and his deeds prosper because they are not his own. He has submitted to the Lord and find joy in doing so.
Would this be so of our lives. What needs to change for that to happen? Our attitudes? Our habits? Our beliefs? Do we trust that his laws are truly out of love for us? Our circle of influence?