Don’t look now, God is dancing over you!

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17. KJV.

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Joy, gil, Strong’s # 1523- a verb, to joy, rejoice, be glad, be joyful. Gil contains the suggestion of “dancing for joy,” or “leaping for joy,” since the verb originally meant to “spin around with intense motion.” Ahm, not in our church brother!

This lays to rest the notion that the Biblical concept of joy is only “a quiet, inner sense of well-being.” God dances for joy over Jerusalem and because of His people (Isa. 65:19; Zep. 3:17).

The righteous Messiah shall rejoice in God’s salvation with intensity that the psalmist cannot words to describe (Ps. 21:1). In turn, His redeemed citizens are joyful in their King; they praise Him with dances, with instruments, and with singing (Ps. 149:2, 3).

Although everything is wrong in Zephaniah’s external world, he is leaping for joy over his fellowship with Yahweh.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 23:54:37

    Very cool, Manny. For me this is a great word picture. And your picture is great, too.

    Reply

  2. Wilhelm
    Dec 29, 2015 @ 06:05:17

    I enjoyed it so much. Thank you. I am sharing this picture…:)

    Reply

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