“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
Joy! Joy! Joy! The Lord is in our midst! The Lord God, the self-existent, divine One who is our Victorious King! He will save His people! He will joy over us!
“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7:18-19)
He delights in us, in those whom He has redeemed by the precious blood of His Son! He rejoices over us as He sees His plan of redemption fulfilled in the redeemed! And, He’s satisfied with the work of the cross, at rest knowing the job is completed and hope has been restored to mankind!
He rejoices over us with singing. Not only does He rejoice over us, He has given us joy unspeakable and full of glory. “These things I have spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full!” (John 15:11).
We have much to be joyous about . . . the very fact that the Great King of all creation rejoices over us as the precious blood of the Lamb of God still flows, still cleanses, still redeems, still fulfills every purpose for which it was shed.
Joy! Joy! Joy! The Lord is in our midst and He rejoices over us with joy!
Father, I stand amazed how You could find joy in my life when I fall so short. Oh, Lord! Thank You for the blood of the Lamb, thank You for hope that is found in the Redeemer. Thank You for Calvary and the victory it represents. Thank You for the empty tomb, the resurrection power, and the Risen King. Joy! Joy! Joy! You are in my midst, rejoicing over me. Hallelujah! In Jesus, for His glory, by His blood, amen.
“For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.” (Isaiah 62:5)
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