Friday, June 15, 2012

God Delights In You!

The Lord your God is with you; His power gives you victory.
The Lord will take delight in you,
and in His love He will give you new life.
He will sing and be joyful  over you."
Zephaniah 3:17 GNB
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"The Lord you 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."
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
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I absolutely love this verse.  No matter what translation I read I cannot help but give thanks for all the blessings packed into just one verse! It is filled with so many promises~ love, power, victory, new life, songs, and my favorite~ delight.  The Lord takes delight in you.  The dictionary defines delight as joy, extreme satisfaction or something giving great pleasure.  In other translations of this verse it says the Lord rejoices in you.  Whether we use the word delight or rejoice, the results are the same.  The Lord, our Creator, our Heavenly Father, not only loves us, he also rejoices over us and takes great delight in us the same way we are to take delight in our own children.  Abundantly more I expect!

 "The Lord your God is with you;
the mighty One will save you.
He will rejoice over you.
You will rest in his love;
he will sing and be joyful about you."
Zephaniah 3:17 NCV
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In the first part of this verse we are told God is always with us.  We are never alone.  What comfort that brings when loneliness or fear enters into our days.   Then we are assured that God's power is there for us.  In fact,  it is already IN us...the same power that raised Christ from the dead!  And through His mighty power we are able to have victory over every single battle.  Victory!  Before any situation arises, we are already winners!  After hearing how much God delights in us, we are then told He loves us so much He provides a new life for us~ a new life through the sacrifice of Jesus His only son.  At the end of this verse we read that God even sings over us.  Loudly!  A joyful song~ 
 
"The Lord your God is with you,
a Powerful One Who wins the battle.
He will have much joy over you.
With His love He will give you new life.
He will have joy over you with loud singing."
Zephaniah 3:17 (New Life Version)
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This verse packs a powerful punch!  It is filled with an abundance of promises and God never breaks his promises.  Thank you Lord!  We are blessed..


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9 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

I have started a small collection of verses I'd like to memeorize...this is now one of them...so hopeful, so full of promises!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Yes indeed, the Bible is so full of God's promises! When we see ourselves through God's eyes, we can be confident! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sharon Evans said...

Hi Renee.
I too like to compare the different translations, each one put a new perspective on the verse! Lovely!
Sharon

Sylvia R said...

Yes, this verse is a... delight! Just recently I was moved to do a little scripture search to see what things God delights in. What a blessing when I hit this very verse!

Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith said...

Yes, I love that verse, too! How wonderful it is to know that God does not only love us but He delights in us! Abundant blessings to you and yours!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What sweet words of encouragement and inspiration. Thank you :)

Charlotte said...

The Lord delights in us. I'm glad you shared this message. It was so meaningful to me and I'm sure it was for many others as well.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Sonya Alicia said...

I've been struggling with my mind recently, and today I felt God say to me that He delights in me. I went on google to find the scripture to that, and I came across your blog post. It has blessed me. Thank you

Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.

Camille
www.imarksweb.org