[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
Delight here means “to take pleasure or joy.” David was saying, “I bring
pleasure to God. He delivered me simply because He takes pleasure in me!”
And, beloved, He takes pleasure in you and me, as well!
You see, we who trust in the Lord are His holy Zion, His holy remnant. Remnant
means, simply, “those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” They are
those who have been called out of a lazy Christendom and are totally devoted to
To the chosen of Zion, God says: “You shall also be a crown of glory in the
hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no
longer be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; but
you shall be called Hephzibah [My delight is in her], and your land Beulah, for
the Lord delights in you” (Isaiah 62:3-4, NKJV).
Why does God come to my rescue, so willing to deliver me? It is because He
delights in me! I am a pleasure to Him and He enjoys my friendship!
A precious young man told me: “I have never been convinced that I have truly
been accepted by the Lord. I seldom feel good enough for God—like I just do
not measure up. I keep trying to appease Him by doing something good for
So many Christians feels this way! Over the years I have known many older
Christians who never had assurance in the Lord. They felt unworthy, unclean,
unloved. They never believed they were a delight to the heart of God, so they
were always trying to work out something in their lives to please Him. If they
failed in one area, they did three things in another area to try to make God
Beloved, this can never be! When you come to Jesus, you cannot make up anything
to Him. No, He makes it all up to you because that is who He is! He says, “So
I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the
crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army
which I sent among you” (Joel 2:25, NKJV).
No matter what your failure or shortcoming, God makes it all up to you!