Wednesday, February 08, 2012

God's Gladness

Thus God saves, not only for His glory, but for His gladness.  This goes far to explain why it is that there is joy (God's own joy) in the presence of the angels when a sinner repents (Lk 15:10), and why there will be "exceeding joy" when God sets us faultless at the last day in His own holy presence (Jude 24 KJV).  The thought passes understanding and almost beggars belief, but there is no doubt that, according to Scripture, such is the love of God.

J I Packer
Knowing God
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