The Lord taketh pleasure in his people (Psalm 149:4)
He who made us his Israel (vs. 2) takes pleasure in us. He chose us in his Son, loved us with an everlasting love, gave his only begotten Son to accomplish our redemption; He quickened, called and converted us, and will keep us unto the end of our faith, the ultimate salvation of our souls. I believe these words with all my heart, and this is not just doctrine to me, this is my life. I live on this truth – this Savior – day by day. But my heart is always overwhelmed with the thought that the God of the Bible “takes pleasure in me.”
God has shown me the exceeding sinfulness of sin, MY sin, and consequently, I can no longer take any pleasure in myself. Like Job, “I abhor myself” (Job 42:6). But HE takes pleasure in ME! Amazing! Take the following words to heart, and worship the Lord Our God. “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing” (Zeph. 3:17).
What grace! What love! What salvation! But most of all, “HALLELUJAH, WHAT A SAVIOUR!”