God Takes Pleasure In You

For the LORD takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with salvation.
(Psalm 149:4)

Do you believe God takes pleasure in you?

If God has saved you, he doesn’t merely tolerate you; he delights in you.

The God who said, “It is good,” after each day of creation doesn’t need us to bring him pleasure.  He could make another universe for his enjoyment if he wanted to.  But he takes pleasure in us who are his children more than a thousand universes.  Why?  Because he has adorned us with salvation.  He has recreated us in the likeness of his Son.  He’s clothed us with the righteousness of Christ, who is more beautiful than an infinite number of universes.

God doesn’t merely put up with you; he positively rejoices over you, delights in you, takes pleasure in you.  Yes, you – you bring pleasure to God.  So be humble.  Thank him for adorning you with salvation.  Take pleasure in him today.

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Comments

  1. Guest says

    What a breath of fresh air. Thank you for posting. I needed to hear that today. I only read three blogs (yours and two others). Sometimes I read so much about how I need to grow as a Christian it becomes painfully clear how inadequate I am and how much growth I still need to do. Hearing this afternoon that God rejoices over me and delights in me (just the way I am) was so wonderful to hear. Thanks!

  2. Elaine says

    You mentioned this verse one Sunday morning during your sermon, "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. Had never considered the Lord delighting over His children – paints a beautiful picture of His love and care. Thanks for the encouragement, Mark!

  3. says

    What an amazing truth! God delights in us. Not because of anything that is great in us, just because He loves us and chose us before the foundations of the earth were laid. I am always astounded at the mercy and the grace that the Lord shows towards me, especailly when I know what I truly deserve. But praise God we don't get what we deserve! Great thoughts to start the day! (as always!) Thanks Mark!

    • Mark Altrogge says

      Amen Ron! Praise God we don't get what we deserve and we do get immeasurable blessings we don't deserve! Thanks for adding your comments!

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