God delights in you

Zeph 3,17

Zephaniah 3:17 #Snapit: a Big God

I love the image (#Snapit: a Big God) this verse portrays. First we are told: God is with us. That’s what we celebrate at Christmas time – Emmanuel, God with us. Jesus came in a form we could relate to and confined Himself to our limitations. However, the verse goes on to remind us that God is our mighty warrior who saves us. At Easter time we celebrate not only the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, but also His resurrection. God fought the greatest battle of all time on the cross and defeated Satan. God is strong, He is mighty to save, but He is also gentle. He delights in us! Even with all our foibles and failures, God DELIGHTS in us. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour, our mighty warrior, God looks at us and sees Jesus. We are covered with the righteousness of Christ. God no longer has to rebuke us, because we are clean. Instead, he rejoices over us. We make His heart sing.

No more labels, only love!



  1. I am so thankful that when God looks at me He sees Jesus! So thankful to be covered in His blood! This is beautiful Ruth…thank you for sharing!

    • Ruth L. Snyder on May 29, 2014 at 6:56 am

      I agree! The concept blows me away. It’s hard to understand how a holy God can love us so much, but I’m thankful He does 🙂

  2. nubcube on May 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Today I am drinking deep of the Father’s love for me, He delights in me-I am my beloved’s and He is mine!!

  3. Kelly Smith on May 30, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Ruth, hey, I’m so glad you posted this, because I’m actually kind of struggling with this section of the chapter. Because I was taught that God looks at us with Jesus goggles and then we are seen as innocent but that God still sees us. And he sees us as individuals and he says my dear Kelly. He doesn’t see Jesus, he sees me! But that he sees me as clean by Jesus…. Otherwise we’d all just be Jesus clones… And we’re not, we’re His precious children. I brought this up to the leader, and feel like I want to talk to Proverbs too it seems like a pretty big deal.

    • Ruth L. Snyder on May 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      You’re right, we’re not Jesus clones. God created us each unique with particular gifts and abilities. As the body of Christ we need our uniqueness to be effective. This concept is referring to our standing before God. Instead of being condemned, we are clean; instead of facing God’s wrath, we enjoy his favour. I’m praying that God will help you as you work through this concept. Let me know how it works out 🙂

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