Happy last week of October, everyone! As we’re approaching November, we’re also getting ready to introduce our new original tune “Zephaniah 3:17”.
So for this week’s devotion, let’s take a focused look at this encouraging verse and meditate on how it should affect the way we lead as worshipers.
For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
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.
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
This verse has so much for us to digest in regards to how we lead people in worship. Let’s look at each wonderful promise in turn.
If the Lord is in our midst, living among us, how does that shape our perspective, leadership, and music in worship? Is our hope and expectation increased, knowing that God is with us and mighty to save the lost?
What does God’s promise to “quiet you by his love” mean for you? What things in your heart need to be calmed?
The verse’s final claim may be the most astonishing and, for some, the hardest to comprehend: the Lord delights and rejoices over us with loud, joyful songs. If we really accept this truth, how might it change the way we come to worship and lead people in worship? Does this verse change the way you picture God thinking about you, or the people you serve?
Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, I want to believe and understand and accept the gift of your delight. As I pray your promise, written in scripture so long ago, will you help my unbelief and show me a clear picture of you and your love. “For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”