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!
Praise to God’s CHOSEN ONE
“’Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My CHOSEN ONE in whom My soul delights.’”
How would you answer the question, “In what does your soul delight?” If someone asked me, I’d have to think for a minute. What about you? Would you say you’re “into” music? Or, would it be sports? Or your family? Or work? Or cooking? Fill in the blank. My soul delights in _________________. God the Father said HIS soul delights in Jesus, His chosen One. Sounds like a proud parent watching His child, doesn’t it? I wonder if our souls would more often find delight if we kept our eyes on God’s CHOSEN ONE.
JESUS, GOD’S CHOSEN ONE, we worship and praise You. We delight in who You are!
“’Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.’”
Do you remember as a child what it felt like to be chosen to be on a team? It meant you were good. It meant you were special. The best were chosen first. Out of all of creation, Jesus is God’s Chosen. We need look no further. He is the One in whom God’s soul delights. Jesus is the One in whom our soul delights. He is the One who will bring forth justice to the nations. Now that’s a reason to praise!
LORD JESUS, GOD’S CHOSEN ONE, I worship, praise, and delight in You!