13 Reasons Why God Delights In You

delight-imageOne 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.

About Dana Dill

I'm a Christian, husband, daddy, pastor, professor, and hope to be a friend to pilgrims on their way home.
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