23RD AUGUST – “JESUS REJOICES OVER YOU TO DO YOU GOOD”

 

“I will rejoice over them to do them good.”-Jeremiah 32: V41

 

Beloved, God delights in His saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in us; even we cannot take delight in ourselves, for we are often conscious of our sinfulness, our unfaithfulness; and we fear that God’s people cannot take much delight in us, for they must perceive so much of our imperfections and our follies, that they may rather lament our infirmities than admire our graces. But we love to dwell upon this transcendent truth, this glorious mystery: that as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so does the Lord rejoice over us. For God delighteth in the habitable parts of the earth, and His delights are with the sons of men.

Beloved, as from today, “thou shalt be given a new name, for the Lord delighteth in thee”; O thou believer, who was debased and depraved by sin, but saved, exalted, and glorified by His grace. In strong ways, God expresses His delight in His people! Yes “He will rejoice over you with joy, He will rest in His love, He will joy over you with singing.” As He looked upon the world He had made, He said, “It is very good”; but when He beheld those who are the purchase of Jesus’ blood, His own chosen ones, it seemed as if the great heart of the Infinite could restrain itself no longer, but overflowed in divine exclamations of joy he proclaimed – “I will rejoice over them to do them good”. Therefore with gratitude, today let us utter our grateful thanks to such a marvellous declaration of His love, and sing, “I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation?”
Amen!
JESUS LOVES YOU.
Start your day with Jesus.
Beloved, have a blessed day.

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