God declares His love for us when we live according to His purpose.
Zephaniah 3. 1-20
Reference: v. 17
"The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing." (NIV Bible)
Explore: What a beautiful verse. In our worship and adoration of God we tend to forget that all the praise that we can give to Him, He has already poured out on us. How humbling to think that our God is taking 'great delight' in us, that He would be willing to 'rejoice over [us] with singing'! I know some truly amazing singers, but I don't think they would even come close to God's singing.
Application: Surely if we could understand God's delight in us then we would live a life worthy of his love and adoration. When someone encourages you and compliments you on a job well done then you usually do your best to continue to please them. If the King of Glory is giving us his rejoicing then surely we would be asking ourselves how much more we could do and be to please Him.
It's amazing to think that the God who created us, who set the seasons and the planets in their place is willing to dote on us and share His love with us. How blessed we truly are!
Prayer: Lord, the more I find out about you, the more generous I see that you are. Thank you Lord for all you pour into my life. Amen.
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.