Over Me?

Zephaniah 3:17

“The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” 

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.

“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.  He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”  

“The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior.
He will exult over you with joy,
He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”

The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing,….

For all He does and has done for us, for me, I can surely, I can only, REJOICE in my LORD.
I am constantly amazed that He will sing over me.  He quiets me when I am restless, when anxiety takes over, when noise fills my head.  He delights in me, IN ME.  This Mighty God Who saves bends over me, loving me.  As he is right there, I can feel the breath of God upon me and know that His Holy Spirit dwells within me, teaches me, intercedes for me, loves me.  This Powerful God sings over me, rejoices over me, is glad I am His. How can I deny this love?  I cannot.
You will also be a crown of beauty (of splendor, of glory) in the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem in the hand of your God. It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,” Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”; But you will be called, “My delight is in her,” And your land, “Married”; For the LORD delights in you, And to Him your land will be married.  For as a young man marries a virgin, So your sons will marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you.  Isaiah 62:3-5 NASB

“The conversion of sinners and the consolation of saints are the joy of angels, for they are the joy of God him-self.”  Matthew Henry

Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.  Psalm 48:2 NASB

“He will rest in his love, will be silent in his love, so the word is.”  Matthew Henry

“I will not rebuke thee as I have done, for thy sins; I will acquiesce in thee, and in my relation to thee.”  Matthew Henry

“O the condescensions of divine grace! The great God not only loves his saints, but he loves to love them, is pleased that he has pitched upon these objects of his love. He will joy over them with singing. He that is grieved for the sin of sinners rejoices in the graces and services of the saints, and is ready to express that joy by singing over them. The Lord takes plea-sure in those that fear him, and in them Jesus Christ will shortly be glorified and admired.”  Matthew Henry

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