Mighty to Save

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.   Zephaniah 3:17

Our God is a mighty God. He tells us in this verse that He is mighty to save. Some versions of this verse say He is a strong warrior. Think about that for a moment. He is stronger than any human or angel. He is mightier than any foe. Yet in the same verse we are told he delights in us, and will quiet us with His love and will sing over us. Can you picture a mighty warrior singing? It’s a powerful picture to be sure.

We know that God will save us from death and will take us to Heaven to live with Him forever. But I think it’s also worth a moment to consider what else He saves us from. The Israelites, no doubt, were thinking of armies and dangers that they faced. But what enemies do we face in the 21st century? We in America don’t spend a lot of time thinking about being saved from physical enemies, though perhaps we should. The threats we face are more subtle but are just as capable of defeating us as an armed soldier.

There are things from which we need saving on a daily basis. God is able to save us from despair, unforgiveness, disappointment, and regret. He is able to save us from ourselves. He is able to save us from making bad choices, saying the wrong thing, and so much more. All that’s required is that we remember He is with us. He says He is, in the verse we just read. He is waiting to rescue us from every threat we face be it big or small. He will fight for us! He delights in us! He loves us! And even more amazing, He sings!

Can you hear Him?