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Thursday, February 26, 2015

God Loves You

Below is a passage from Zephaniah that I read today.

"Sing, O Daughter of Zion;
shout aloud, O Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,
O Daughter of Jerusalem!
The LORD has taken away your punishment,
He has turned back your enemy.
The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you;
never again will you fear any harm.
On that day they will say to Jerusalem,
'Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands hang limp.
The LORD your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.'

'The sorrows for the appointed feasts
I will remove from you;
they are a burden and a reproach to you.
At that time I will deal
with all who oppressed you;
I will rescue the lame
and gather those who have been scattered.
I will give them praise and honor
in every land where they were put to shame.
At that time I will gather you;
at that time I will bring you home.
I will give you honor and praise
among the peoples of the earth
when I restore your fortunes
before your very eyes."  Zephaniah 3:14-20

What words of hope.  God takes delight in us, He loves us and rejoices over us.  The same God that created the universe and holds it all together delights in us.  That is nearly unbelievable, but we must believe it.  The Bible teaches us that we are nothing in comparison to God and it teaches us that we are loved by God for who we are.  We must remember both are depravity and that we are loved.  I encourage you to remember that God rejoices over you with singing and that He takes great delight in you.  Meditate on the fact that God loves you and rejoices over you today.

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