God Rejoices Over You

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Zephaniah 3:17

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Our passage today is packed with wonderful truth!

“The Lord your God is with you!” Yesterday, we celebrated the One Who is Immanuel, “God With Us”, and the Holy Spirit Who was given to us when Jesus ascended to the Father. The Holy Spirit is always with us, and He is our Counselor, Teacher, Friend, Helper and Guide.

“The Mighty Warrior who saves.” Our God is the Lord of Heavenly Hosts in that He commands innumerable angels to war in the spiritual realm. He never loses. Jesus forever defeated death, hell and the grave! “If God is for us, who can be against us” (Romans 8:31).

“He will take great delight in you.” From the creation of the world God has loved you and wrote your name in His book (Revelation 17:8). His plan has always been to offer to you an intimate relationship because He enjoys His Creatures and only wants us to choose to be with Him forever.

“In His love He will no longer rebuke you.” All the wrath of God towards sinners was poured out on His Son, Jesus. As believers, we do not incur His wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

God “will rejoice over you with singing.” This is a magnificent picture of His joy and love for us. Can you imagine Him holding you, smiling lovingly in your eyes, and singing over you like a proud Papa?

Imagine that, God rejoices over you!


Tell the Father how much you love Him, and talk to him about today’s verse from your heart.

Dive Deeper: Study Zephaniah 3; Romans 8:31; Revelation 17:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:9.