Rejoicing Over Us?

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

This verse contains an amazing truth that is hard for me to comprehend.  It says that the Lord will “rejoice over thee with joy” and that He will “joy over thee with singing.”  I can understand how we would rejoice over the Lord with rejoicing and singing, but how and why would be have that kind of joy over any of us?

The beginning of the verse tells that a) He is mighty, and b) He will save.  Those alone are great truths in which we can rejoice.  Not only is He willing to save us, but He is mighty and has the ability to save us.  But it goes beyond that: not only is He willing to save us and able to save us, but He delights in saving us.  He rejoices over His people (in this passage, that would be the nation of Israel, but the principle remains) “with joy” and “with singing.”

Can you imagine that?  Can you imagine the God of Heaven and Earth, the creator of the world, the Eternal God, singing with joy over His people?  What an amazing thought!  That should show us just how much He loves His people.  I John 4:8 tells us that “God is love.”  I John 4:10 says “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  There could be no greater love that, my friend.  He gave His own Son for us.  He love us and rejoices over us with joy and singing.  That should serve to draw us closer to Him!  What a thought!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben

    In this case, ” I can only imagine” 😉

    As one of my favourite songs say, ” I am amazed how He loves me”


    Here`s Desperation – Amazed


  2. Ben, this is one of my favorite verses to use to encourage others with. Thank you! I knew a sweet former neighbor, in her 90’s, who told my mom and her family that she heard God singing. ! They thought she was old . . .senile . .. kind of loosing it. But I sent her a card with that verse in it, affirming that she very well could hear God singing over her. 🙂
    God bless you Ben, as He rejoices over you today!
    p.s. will be back later to listen to Ann’s song. 🙂


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