One time, the prophet Zephaniah wrote this:
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17
God’s people are precious to God. So much so that God says he exults over them with singing. Dear believer, do you believe that you are that precious to God? Do you believe He sings over you with delight?
You may ask, “How can I, with all my sin, be precious in God’s sight? Well, Mark Altrogge shares 13 reasons why those who believe in Jesus are precious to God.
Because he created you
Because he created you in his own image
Because he purchased you with the blood of his Son
Because he has washed away all your sins
Because he adopted you as his own child
Because he has joined you to Christ, made you one with his Son
Because you are part of his bride
Because he has put his own Spirit in you
Because he is transforming you more and more into the likeness of his Son
Because he is manifesting a fragrance of Christ through you to the world
Because he has imputed the very righteousness of Christ to you
Because he has plans and a purpose for you
Because you delight in his Son and desire to obey and glorify him
Dear believer, God has created you, recreated you in Christ, dwells in you by the Holy Spirit, and, yes, He even sings over you with delight. May you rest in the God who sings; may you bask in His delight.
Read Altrogge’s whole post here.