Because He delighted in me
~In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. 1 Cor 1:14
I still don’t really understand how we could bring great joy and delight to His Heart. But that’s a Bible truth, He really does delight in His creation. Even David understood that because in Psalm 18:19, he writes: “he delivered me, because he delighted in me”. That applies to us today – it applies to me. I can say that when my life was a chaotic mess and I was desperate, when sin had a stronghold on me, Jesus Christ came and rescued me, because He delighted in me.
~But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
I am basking in God’s love for me. While I was yet a sinner, Christ died for me. While I was yet a sinner, the Lord Jesus Christ rescued me from the wages of sin, death and gave me a special gift, eternal life. And what did I do to earn this gift? Nothing. It cost me absolutely nothing, but it cost Him his own blood. And He did it all because He delighted in me, because He loved me. When someone delights in you and loves you, it’s easy to love that person back. That’s why today I delight in Him and that’s why I love Him. Because He first loved me…because He first delighted in me!
~We love him, because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19