Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Reflections on God's love

The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

"The great God not only loves his saints, but he loves to love them, is pleased that he has pitched upon these objects of his love. He will joy over them with singing. He that is grieved for the sin of sinners rejoices in the graces and services of the saints, and is ready to express that joy by singing over them. The Lord takes pleasure in those that fear him, and in them Jesus Christ will shortly be glorified and admired." (Matthew Henry on above verse)

With Laura being gone this week I have had a chance to focus on the main thing be reminded of the love that has been shown to me that surpasses all over loves. Because Christ taking my place on the cross I am now a child of mercy and am allowed to experience God’s goodness. His goodness has supplied all of my need and His mercy has blotted out my sin. Since my sin has been blotted out, God does not just love me, but He delights to love me. He is rejoicing over me with joy and gladness. My joy is His presence. With God in my presence I have perfect comfort and absolute security, He is all that I crave.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Forever. (Psalm 23:6)

"'For thou art with me.' This is the joy of the Christian!...'Thou Art with me' I have in having thee, all that I can crave: I have perfect comfort and absolute security, for thou art with me...Goodness and mercy follow him always - 'all the days of his life' - the black days as well as the bright days, the days of fasting as well as the days of feating, the dreary days of winter as well as the bright days of summer. Goodness supplies our needs and mercy blots out our sins." Charles Spurgeon on above verse


Mrs. Ellis said...

Love this post, Lew!!Thanks for the wonderful reminders of His great Love!!!

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