)Christ's joy in His people: — In the time of Zephaniah the iniquity of the Jews was very great, and as a nation they were fast ripening for punishment. Battle and defeat, exile and slavery, were in store for them, but these would pass away, and days of rejoicing would come again. Mediator, Advocate, Captain, Surety, Head, King of Saints, etc.III. It is the rest of a moral satisfaction with all the arrangements He had made for man's spiritual and everlasting happiness. Other. This is an indisputable fact. )He will rest in His loveThe Almighty resting in His loveDaniel Moore, M. A.God rules in an unquiet world. THE LORD GOD IN THE MIDST OF THEE IS MIGHTY. By Topic. "He will save." B. Mothering Sunday. By the extent of suffering which we are willing to undergo for the person beloved.4. This salvation is ensured. We should have thought that our sin would alienate Him from us for ever. They are His by choice, by purchase, by a new creation, by covenant. Christ will show Himself as Saviour in the days to come, as truly as in days past. )A transfiguring presenceOne of Goethe's tales is of a rude fisherman's hut which was changed to silver by the setting in it of a little silver lamp. )A transfiguring presenceOne of Goethe's tales is of a rude fisherman's hut which was changed to silver by the setting in it of a little silver lamp. Some people have a different perspective Christ will show Himself as Saviour in the days to come, as truly as in days past. By the extent of suffering which we are willing to undergo for the person beloved.4. The deliverance they were to experience. The danger of dying in an unconverted state. How assured and tranquil should we feel in this, God loves me. IT IS DESCRIPTIVE OF THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST RESTING IN HIS LOVE AS THE GREAT MEANS FOR THE SALVATION OF MANKIND. 62:5; Jer. "He will joy over thee with singing." HE WILL REJOICE OVER THEE WITH JOY. To all human seeming things are left to take their course. But this contentment of God with the results of His own doings was to receive a yet higher illustration. Your circumstances and companions may be most unfavourable to a life of victory; but He will save. Under whatever circumstances it may be committed, sin is directly levelled against Him.2. Zephaniah delivers a prophecy of redemption to the faithful remnant of Israel, scattered by her enemies. V. IT IS AN EXCELLENT JOY. Little natures are capable of little happiness. In this glorious character of God we may see —1. Mediator, Advocate, Captain, Surety, Head, King of Saints, etc.III. HE "WILL REJOICE OVER THEE WITH JOY." 2. )The joy of God over His ownGeorge Elliott.This is one of those revelations of the character of God which are sometimes called anthropomorphic. "He will rest in His love." There is delight in being with and doing for those we love. But a much wider circle than the chosen race may appropriate the blessed comfort of these words. I. Then, if these things be so, let me say, "What manner of persons ought we to be, in all holy conversation and godliness?"(J. Alas, the answer is not far to seek — we have limited the Holy One of Israel. "In the midst of thee." But if the mighty God is indeed in us, why is there so much weakness and failure in our lives? Not in receiving, but in giving, is found the highest and deepest joy. Sometimes He sings. WHAT IS HERE SAID TO THE CHURCH BY WAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT. Your foes may be numerous as the devils in hell, strong and wily; but He will save. By our anxiety in regard to its welfare.3. He is in the midst of His Church, so that it shall not be moved. Regarding the passage as applicable to our great and glorious salvation, we are shown —(1)His ability to save. Margin, "He will be silent," or "keep silence in His love." GOD'S POWER TO SAVE. )He will rest in His loveThe Almighty resting in His loveDaniel Moore, M. A.God rules in an unquiet world. He does not destroy our free agency; but He overcomes our reluctance, and draws us to Himself by an operation no less powerful than that which He exerted in raising His Son, Jesus Christ, from the dead.III. The sweetest words that can climb to heaven are, "God be merciful to me a sinner." As God took the side of His people against their foes, and will do so again in the final struggle, when His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, so will He take our side against our sins. Consider by what names He is called. Then, if these things be so, let me say, "What manner of persons ought we to be, in all holy conversation and godliness?"(J. )The unchangeable nature of God's love to manRobert Muter.God is not only lovely and loving, He is pure unmixed love itself. )LinksZephaniah 3:17 NIVZephaniah 3:17 NLTZephaniah 3:17 ESVZephaniah 3:17 NASBZephaniah 3:17 KJVZephaniah 3:17 Bible AppsZephaniah 3:17 ParallelZephaniah 3:17 Biblia ParalelaZephaniah 3:17 Chinese BibleZephaniah 3:17 French BibleZephaniah 3:17 German BibleZephaniah 3:17 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)To pardon. It is much to hear a lark sing, as if its throat must be torn by the torrent of melody; more to hear a child sing as it comes down a woodland path in spring, chequered with sunlight falling on blue hyacinths and yellow primroses; more still to hear an angel sing, as the lone messenger of God breaks into melody to cheer himself on some distant journey from the Home of Song; more still to have heard our Saviour sing in the days of His earthly ministry, when He joined His disciples in the Jewish Hallel: but what will it not be when the great God Himself breaks into song, to celebrate an accomplished work, an emancipated world, a redeemed race, a Bride won for His Son!(F. He has saved. There is always a firm footing there. But God changeth not. In our gladdest hours we can but dimly guess what is the bliss of an infinite Being. It is as impossible that this love in itself, or in the essence of it, can ever be anything different from what it is, or hath been, as it is that God Himself can ever be anything different from what He is now, or hath been from eternity. But God changeth not. It was great to make a soul like ours; how much greater to redeem! )God's people comfortedJames Begg, D. D.No sooner had Zephaniah laid open the abounding wickedness of Judah than he pointed forward to brighter scenes — to the returning suppliants, under the power of the Spirit, ashamed of their doings, to the remnant of Israel, which shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies. Alright, O Worthless Fools, Meet Your God cannot do without His children; He finds His joy in them.I. THE NATURE OF THIS REST.1. In whatever manner God may act by them, His love is neither changed nor diminished.3. First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Missouri. He will also save us from its power. IT IS THE JOY OF GIVING. IT IS THE JOY OF A STRONG BEING. It does not exclude temporal preservation and deliverance. (3)The feelings with which He saves.2. )God's delight in saving soulsSkeletons of Sermons.A knowledge of ourselves will show us how much need we have of repentance; and a knowledge of God will encourage us to repent.I. It started O Rotten Scoundrels, Meet Your Rescuing Savior. In this glorious character of God we may see —1. IT IS THE JOY OF GIVING. "The Lord thy God is mighty." B. Meyer, B. A.These words were primarily addressed to the daughter of Zion, to Israel the chosen people; and they undoubtedly foreshadow blessings which are yet to be realised. They embrace a mighty compass. Learn —1. In our gladdest hours we can but dimly guess what is the bliss of an infinite Being. Salvation includes redemption from the curse of the law, deliverance from the powers of darkness, freedom from the sting of death, release from the dominion and being of sin. The character is transformed, but not the character only; all life is made new when one becomes -a child of God. Your temperament may be as susceptible to temptation as an aspen leaf is to the wind; but He will save. In what of His love does God rest?I. The margin suggests an exquisite alternative, "He will be silent in His love." held that love is the attraction to each other of twin souls, made each for the other, and moving towards each other; until each finds in the other the complement and supply of the needs of its own nature. (Daniel Moore, M. God finds this blessedness in the work of redemption. In our gladdest hours we can but dimly guess what is the bliss of an infinite Being. THE NATURE OF THIS REST.1. Temporal deliverances are promised conditionally. Then we may expect Him to accomplish the four blessed "I wills" of this precious verse.I. The Almighty has delight in the provisions made for the spiritual recovery of our race. HE WILL REST IN THE DEGREE OF HIS WILL. Ten times over in this chapter God assures His people of what He will most certainly do on their behalf. This love has numerous objects. The power of God is the strength of His people(T. E. Margin, "He will be silent," or "keep silence in His love." )The joy of God over His ownGeorge Elliott.This is one of those revelations of the character of God which are sometimes called anthropomorphic. "HE WILL REST IN HIS LOVE." They embrace a mighty compass. The incarnation and atonement are but the self-giving of God.IV. Believers may be encouraged to smile defiance at every attempt to separate them from the love of God. He doeth what He will with His own, and all things are His. B. Your circumstances and companions may be most unfavourable to a life of victory; but He will save. The great evangelic prophet gives the key to understand this promise when he says, "As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee." IN THE OBJECTS OF HIS LOVE. Here we are told that God is silent in His brooding tenderness. IT IS AN EXCELLENT JOY. He will save.III. The Almighty has delight in the provisions made for the spiritual recovery of our race. By the prominence given to the object beloved.II. There is much to excite their anxiety.2. (George Elliott. The logs of which the hut was built, its floors, its doors, its roof, its furniture — all were changed to sider by this magic lamp. This love has numerous objects. Power In Christ Ministries is a body of believers committed to worshiping and serving Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Temporal deliverances are promised conditionally. Learn —1. HIS DELIGHT TO SAVE. This is God's joy in His providence.III. — Zephaniah iii. Zephaniah 3:17. They were to be up and doing. But this contentment of God with the results of His own doings was to receive a yet higher illustration. "The Lord Thy God is in the midst of thee. Zephaniah delivers a prophecy of redemption to the faithful remnant of Israel, scattered by her enemies. No greater mistake can be made than that of supposing a Christian's life is a period of continual sunshine. There is something in us which satisfies Him, and without which His nature would not be perfectly content. Of old the Psalmist said that his soul was silent in its calm expectancy for God's salvation. Battle and defeat, exile and slavery, were in store for them, but these would pass away, and days of rejoicing would come again. There is no promise that a believer shall be saved from suffering and sorrow and temptation; what is promised is, that he shall not be overcome of these.
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