Advent Study Day 12

Scripture: Zephaniah 3:17

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.

Observation

  • God is a might warrior who saves — he defeated death to give us everlasting life.
  • God also is tender and merciful. He will no longer rebuke us, but he will rejoice over us.

Application

  • Sometimes it’s difficult for us to know that we — no matter who we are or what we have done — are loved by God. How could the perfect, living and loving God care so much about us, especially after our sins? But He does.
  • We need to know that we are covered in God’s love, and run to him in humbleness — knowing that we are sinners — rather than be too afraid to confess and acknowledge that God loves us despite ourselves.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for your perfect love. Sometimes it’s hard to understand that you love us despite all of the bad we have done, and the imperfectness of our earthly ways. Help me to always remember that you love me, and that I should look to you and put you above everything else. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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