A Sense of God’s Tenderness

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

(Zephaniah 3:17 NIV)

A while ago, I began to meditate on this verse, which I had often overlooked while reading the book of Zephaniah. And while I couldn’t quite pin down the meaning of the verse, there was still something about it that grabbed my attention. I think that it has to do with the tender way that God treats His children. He takes great delight in us, quiets us with His love and rejoices over us with singing. I don’t think we meditate enough on the gentle and loving way that God wants to deal with us. Yes, we may have an idea of it but I don’t think we really get it. I didn’t, until I took the time to dwell on this verse, and I encourage you to do the same, so that you, too, can get a sense of the tenderness of our loving, heavenly Father.

God’s treatment of His children is profound.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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