“Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.”(Isaiah 62:4)kjv
When the first man fell into sin, he was forsaken because he failed to keep God’s commandments. But because God loved man, he made sure that he would be restored.
God desires that we be delighted in him.
When Jesus Christ was the answer to bringing man back from his forsaken state, he made sure that he upholds man through his compassionate love towards us, and thus we receive salvation when we accept Jesus Christ as a personal deliverer and the heavenly joy enters man’s life.
For God to delight in us, we should not first be forsaken by God; instead, we should seek the Lord’s pleased in us, and there is blessing in doing so as well.
God loves us, but do we love God in the same way?
Are we in that state where our God loves us?
The Bible say, no one can separate us from love of Jesus Christ,
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8 35)kjv
Christian life is a life of light and beauty, which we should cherish and preserve. As Christians, we should be a light to others, and our lives should serve as an example to others.
God anticipates that when we turn to him again, we will seek his forgiveness and former state, where he delights in us.
We own the victory over sin that Jesus Christ gave us on the cross at Calvary. God now takes pleasure in us because he abandoned us.
God expects man to obey him, keep his commands, and be in his presence constantly so that we will derive delight in him.
Let us be in that state where God pleases and God is delighted with us.
Source: A paraphrase of a sermon presented by a preacher.