Our God is happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is perfect and holy, thus He takes pleasure in the most perfect and righteous being in the universe, Himself. Christ being the image of God (2 Cor 4:4) reflected all of who God was, and in Him God took pleasure!!! Isaiah 42:1 states that in Christ God the Father delighted – He made Him happy!
He is happy, and doing good makes Him happy. Jeremiah 9:24 – in showing mercy, demonstrating steadfast love, practicing righteousness, it makes Him happy! He takes delight in doing good! He is not confined to a moral standard or framework; indeed, who can tell God what to do? Daniel 4:35 states that He does what He wills, none can stay His hand – He is sovereign, nothing He does frustrates Himself; He acts in whatever manner that makes Him happy! Psalms 115:3, He does all that He pleases. Doing good literally brings Him joy.
Nehemiah 8:10b – “the joy of the Lord is your strength”. This isn’t an abstract joy that God hands to us on an invisble platter, this is HIS joy, HIS happiness that give us strength – pleasure and satisfaction that He wants us to share in! (Philippians 4:4, Psalms 147:10-11)
God wants us to be happy! Not that what makes us happy is good, but that in what God has shown us to be good, we should be happy!
Our God is happy, and He wants us to share in His joy!
What a wonderful God I have, that on a gloomy and overcast day, where both weather and soul are downcast, He should teach me that He is happy. Be happy my son, with me!
Oh indeed, in You, I am happy!