Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Lord Rejoices Over Us

Isaiah 62:5b - For... as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

How heart-cheering to the believer is the delight which God has in his saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in us; we cannot take delight in ourselves, for we often have to groan, being burdened; conscious of our sinfulness, and deploring our unfaithfulness; and we fear that God's people cannot take much delight in us, for they must perceive so much of our imperfections and our follies, that they may rather lament our infirmities than admire our graces. But we love to dwell upon this transcendent truth, this glorious mystery: that as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so does the Lord rejoice over us.

-Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, September 21st