Our church website has a verse of the day generator. Every day it selects a random Bible verse and puts it on our home page next to the hit counter.
I got up this morning and today’s verse is:
“For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.” (Psalm 149.4)
I just read that and was so excited – it is such a beautiful verse.
The Lord takes pleasure in His people. That means every sermon telling you that you are not good enough, that you are horrible, that you are a filthy sinner, that you have to do A, B, C, (and D and E and F and G) to please God is nonsense. God is pleased with you – all you have to do to please God is have faith! It is that simple. God is easy to please and easy to live with.
Not only that he will beautify the meek with salvation. The meek are those people who know that they cannot do it themselves. There is nothing inside me that can fulfill God’s plan in my life – it has to be Him. When you realize that God makes you beautiful with salvation – with soundness and abundance.