—the Lord delighteth in thee. – Isaiah 62:4
We often preach about our need to delight ourselves in the Lord, but a more delightful thought is for Him to delight in us. It is great that we delight in Him. It is glorious that He would delight in us. James Smith addressed this subject many years ago like this:
And is it possible, that such poor, depraved, unworthy creatures, can be the objects of Jehovah’s delight? Yes: the infinite love of God has been fixed upon us from eternity: because He loved us, He sent His only-begotten Son to die for us; He sent His Holy Spirit into our hearts; and gave us a good hope through grace.
Hear the Apostle: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for His GREAT LOVE wherewith He loved us, even when we were DEAD IN SINS, hath quickened us together with Christ: by whose grace ye are saved.” Jehovah views us in Jesus, and loves us with an infinite love.
Yea, He has loved us, as He has loved Him. Every believer, though his faith may be weak, his fears many, his corruptions strong, his trouble great, and his temptations sore, is the object of Jehovah’s delight.
Let us therefore endeavour to pass through this day, yea, and every day, believing and realizing, “I am Jehovah’s delight; the object of His highest love; the subject of His sweetest thoughts; and His portion for evermore.” O incomparable privilege! Source of comfort, holiness, and love! Thou hast more cause for gratitude than an angel.