The content of this devotion will jump start your week. It reminds us that the Lord delights in us.
Is it possible?
(By James Smith)
“The Lord delights in you!” Isaiah 62:4
Is it possible, that such poor, depraved, unworthy creatures–can be the objects of Jehovah’s delight? Yes! The infinite love of God has been fixed upon us from eternity! Because He loved and chose us, He sent His only-begotten Son to die for us! He sent His Holy Spirit into our hearts to regenerate us!
“You have loved them–AS You have loved Me!” John 17:23
Yes, the Father has loved us–just as He has loved Jesus–with an infinite love!
Every believer, though . . .
his faith is weak,
his fears are many,
his corruptions are strong,
his troubles are great, and
his temptations are sore–
is the object of Jehovah’s delight!
Let us therefore endeavor to pass through this day, yes, and every day–believing and realizing:
“I am Jehovah’s delight!
I am the object of His highest love!
I am the subject of His sweetest thoughts!
I am His portion for evermore!”
O incomparable privilege!
Wondrous source of comfort, holiness, and love!
You have more cause for gratitude than an angel!
What a blessing that God delight’s in us. Meditate on that today, and then share that with someone else.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001