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What does it mean that God will rejoice over us with singing?


Zephaniah 3:17

ESV - 17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Zephaniah 3:17 includes an interesting description of God singing over people: "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his lo...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Sam Shupe
When I read this portion of Scripture I see a description of a loving living personal God. So many pictures and movies show Him as solemn and no emotions. This Scripture shows a God who is God but has joy and deep happy emotions when He thinks of us His children. I do picture him as singing over us as a small child but this song is also joyful because of the victory in spiritual warfare accomplished by this child by faith in this living loving God!

November 01 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
This rejoicing means that God Himself will join them in their happy singing (see Zephaniah 3:14-18). This will be after their regathering (Zp 3:10, 19-20a), their restoring (Zp 3:20b), and their refining (Zp 3:11-13). HW
Luke 15:5,6,23,24,32 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing…

Luke 15:5-6 5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'

Luke 15:23-24 23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

Luke 15:32 32But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'"

God’s love is constant and patient and welcoming. He’ll search for you and give you chances to repent, but He’ll not force you to come to Him. LASB

August 18 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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