THE OBJECT OF GOD'S DELIGHT

March 11, 2024

THE OBJECT OF GOD'S DELIGHT

 
 
I am a pastor, but I am also a shade-tree carpenter, like my grandad and dad before me. I don't spend much time in my shop now, but when I do, I love to create. The things that I make, as crude as they are compared to real carpenters, are delightful to me.
 
GOD'S JOY
 
Did you know that God delights in what He creates? That it brings Him joy? And that includes you?
 
In Proverbs, Chapter 8, wisdom is personified. But there can be little question that this is the wisdom coming from God and, many believe, a reference to Christ Himself. Notice His joy and delight ...
 
Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him, rejoicing in the world, His earth, and having my delight in the sons of men. (Prov. 8:30-31)
 
The Apostle John says everything in this world was created through Christ (John 1). With that understanding, picture Him in His "workshop" creating the world. See Him "rejoicing always" before the Father and "rejoicing in the world, His earth." Then, see Christ creating man, the apex of His creation, in the image of God. You will see Him "having (His) delight in the sons of men."
 
Now, translate that to the moment Christ thought of and created you. And you will see what He thinks of you. You are His direct creation. Then you will realize why God loved the world so much that "He gave His only begotten Son" to die for you so that you might be saved from the evil and sin of this world and your rebellion against Him.
 
God the Father, Son, and Spirit DELIGHT in you.
 




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