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The Lord takes delight in His people
"The Lord takes delight in His people; He beautifies the meek with salvation!" Psalm 149:4
The earliest dawn of grace in the hearts of God's people, affords Him pleasure:
"The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy."
The tear of godly sorrow for sin,
a humble and contrite heart,
a meek and lowly spirit—
are sacrifices in which He delights.
The first faint traces of His image in the saints, He hails with satisfaction. And as they grow in grace, in childlike confidence, in holy affections, and in loving obedience—they are His joy and delight.
He beautifies the meek with salvation. He clothes them now with the spotless robe of Christ's righteousness, and adorns them with the graces of His Spirit. By and-by He will put a crown of glory on their heads that will never fade away!
Christian reader! humbled on account of your sins, of your short-comings, and many infirmities—be assured that the Lord does not despise the day of small things.
Your contrition and tears, and your humble trust in His mercy—afford Him more pleasure than the costliest gifts or the most showy outward service of the high-minded and pharisaical. Still cherish a humble and lowly spirit—for He will beautify the meek with salvation.
"His saints are lovely in His sight,
He views His children with delight.
He sees their hope, He knows their fear,
And loves to see His image there!"
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