Thursday, December 9, 2021

GOD's DELIGHT

 

Matthew 19:14

King James Version

14 But Jesus said, 

Suffer little children, 

and forbid them not, 

to come unto me: 

for of such is the kingdom of heaven.


What pleases God?

What delights Him?

SPIRIT helped me find these today.


GOD delighted in His creation.

Genesis 1:31

King James Version

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, 

and, 

behold, 

it was very good

And the evening and the morning 

were the sixth day.


GOD delighted in His SON.

Matthew 3:17

King James Version

17 And lo a voice from heaven, 

saying, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased.


GOD delights in children.

Matthew 18:4-5

King James Version

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, 

the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name 

receiveth me.


GOD delights in those who repent.

Ezekiel 18:23

King James Version

23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? 

saith the Lord God: 

and not that he should return from his ways, 

and live?


GOD delights in those that fear Him.

Psalm 147:11

King James Version

11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, 

in those that hope in his mercy.


GOD delights in those that believe in Him.

Hebrews 11:6

King James Version

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: 

for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, 

and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


GOD delights in those that seek Him.

Hosea 6:6

King James Version

6 For I desired mercy, 

and not sacrifice; 

and the knowledge of God 

more than burnt offerings.


GOD delights in those who continually praise Him.

Hebrews 13:15-16

King James Version

15 By him therefore let us offer 

the sacrifice of praise to God continually

that is, 

the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: 

for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.


GOD delights in giving lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness.

Jeremiah 9:23

King James Version

24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, 

that he understandeth and knoweth me, 

that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, 

judgment, 

and righteousness, 

in the earth: 

for in these things I delight, 

saith the Lord.


GOD delights in grateful people.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

King James Version

18 In every thing give thanks: 

for this is the will of God 

in Christ Jesus 

concerning you.


GOD delights in the prosperity* of His servant.

Psalm 35:27

King James Version

27 Let them shout for joy, 

and be glad, 

that favour my righteous cause: 

yea, let them say continually, 

Let the Lord be magnified, 

which hath pleasure in the prosperity* of his servant.


*NOTE: Depending which Bible version you read, prosperity is translated as either that, or welfare, well-being, or peace.

I wrote this post, that I may find comfort in personal grief.

A previous post spoke of finding strength, THROUGH the JOY of the LORD. 

Nehemiah 8:10

King James Version

10 Then he said unto them, 

Go your way, 

eat the fat, 

and drink the sweet, 

and send portions unto them 

for whom nothing is prepared: 

for this day is holy unto our Lord: 

neither be ye sorry; 

for the joy of the Lord 

is your strength.


I'm merely exploring what that joy means, in this new post.

By the GRACE of GOD, I now have a better understanding of it.


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