Friday, February 14, 2020

The LORD delight is in thee.

February 14 The Lord delight is in thee    Isaiah 62:4

Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither
shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou
shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah:
for the LORD delighteth in thee
and thy land shall be married.

And is it possible, that such poor, depraved unworthy creatures, can be the object of Jehovah’s delight? Yes- the infinite love of God has been fixed upon us from eternity: because he loved us, He sent His only begotten Son to die for us; He sent His Holy Spirit into our hearts; and gave us a good hope through grace.

Hear the apostle: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for HIS GREAT LOVE wherewith He loved us, even when we were DEAD IN SINS, hath quickened us together with Christ; by whose grace ye are saved.”

Jehovah views us in Jesus, and loves us with an infinite love.

Yea, He has loved us, as He has loved Him.

Every believer, through his faith may be weak, his fears many, his corruption strong, his troubles great, and his temptation sore, is the object of Jehovah’s delight.

Let us, therefore, endeavour to pass through this day, yea, and every day, believing and realizing, “I am Jehovah‘s delight; the object of His highest love, the subject of His sweetest thoughts; and His portion for evermore.”

O incomparable privilege!

Source of comfort, holiness, and love!

Thou hast more cause for gratitude than an angel.

The greatest of eternal love
What angel-tongue can tell?
Oh may I to the utmost prove
The gift unspeakable.
James Smith

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