The Surprising Delight of God

Isaiah 62:4-5 says, “The Lord delights in you… as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.”

Ray Ortlund, commenting on this in the ESV Study Bible:

Isaiah explains that in God’s great plan of salvation, he not only forgives his people, protects them, heals them, provides for them, restores them to their home, reconciles them to each other, transforms them so they are righteous, honors them, exalts them above all nations, and makes them a blessing to all nations, as he called them to be—but more than all these things, he actually delights in his people.

All this, when we deserve only the opposite. I wonder what the rest of our day would look like if we believed this with all of our heart.

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