Could God Love Me
Have you ever considered that the Heavenly Father delights in Jesus? Yes, Jesus is God’s DELIGHT as Isaiah 42:1 points out. “Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul DELIGHTS.” In a world full of evil, what a blessing it must be for the Heavenly Father to look at Jesus and say, “My soul delights in You.” Reading His words stirs in me a longing for our Heavenly Father to delight in me, but I’m so mindful of my sin, I can’t imagine that being the case. Then again, could our Heavenly Father delight in us, while not delighting in our sin? Yes. Proverbs 3:12 says, “For whom the LORD loves He reproves, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.” Our Heavenly Father has set His affection on us. He loved us even before we were saved. (John 3:16) Now that we are saved, He loves and corrects us; like we love and correct our children. So while celebrating God’s pure delight in Jesus, we learn what is pleasing to our Heavenly Father and how to walk by His Spirit so we can increasingly delight Him.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, in whom Your soul finds pure delight. Thank You for delighting in us while we learn to walk in Your ways.
Praise to the DELIGHT of God’s Soul
“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul DELIGHTS. ”
Have you ever considered that the Heavenly Father delights in Jesus? That Jesus is God’s DELIGHT? In a world full of evil, don’t you know it blesses Him to look upon His Son and say, “My soul delights in You?” What about us? Are we anxious and stressed – ever seeking to “arrive” at some point or place that will bring us delight? If so, perhaps we should follow our Heavenly Father’s example. His soul – His mind, emotions, and will delight in Jesus. Today, let’s sit back. Let’s open our Bibles and read of Christ’s gentle love and mercy. Let’s read of His great power – calming storms and calling His disciples to walk on water. Let’s delight our souls in Jesus.
Lord Jesus, You are God’s DELIGHT and the One in whom our soul delights. We praise You!