Do you ever find it difficult to think that God delights in you?
When we focus on our rebellious sinful nature it can be easy to convince ourselves that we’re unlovable. But as Spurgeon reminds us in this devotional, the Bible clearly shows us that God takes a particular delight in humanity:
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. We do not read anywhere that God delighteth in the cloud-capped mountains, or the sparkling stars, but we do read that he delighteth in the habitable parts of the earth, and that his delights are with the sons of men. We do not find it written that even angels give his soul delight; nor doth he say, concerning cherubim and seraphim, “Thou shalt be called Hephzibah, for the Lord delighteth in thee”; but he does say all that to poor fallen creatures like ourselves, debased and depraved by sin, but saved, exalted, and glorified by his grace.
How have you been reminded of God’s delight in you recently?