Day 4: I Like Being With You
It’s pretty hard to think about, but before He came to earth, Jesus had everything. After having created the heavens and the earth, Jesus sat in the presence of God the Father and simply enjoyed ongoing friendship and fellowship with Him. Everything in His life and everything about his environment and circumstances was perfect.
But the world had a problem – a sin problem.
Jesus could have remained right where He was. He could have remained in heaven. He could have remained in a perfect world. But he chose to leave that world in order to be with us.
Matthew 1:23 reads, ““Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”
You see, Jesus left behind a perfect world because He wanted to be with us. To make it even more personal, Jesus chose to leave behind the comfort of heaven to be with you. It’s almost as if Jesus was saying, “I like being with you so much, I’m going to do everything in my power to be with you!”
As you read today, consider this: Do you struggle to believe that Jesus likes being with you? If so, why do you think that is?
PHILIPPIANS 2:5-8, ROMANS 8:38-39, ZEPHANIAH 3:17
Do you struggle to believe that Jesus likes being with you? If so, why do you think that is?
Zephaniah 3:17 reads, “He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Does this passage in any way impact your view of God? Your understanding of how God sees you? Explain.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Genesis 44-45
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, I confess today that the passage from Zephaniah 3:17 has revealed to me something about who You are that I don’t often think about. It reveals that You truly do enjoy being with me. It reveals that no matter what poor decisions I may have made in the past, You are there, and You continually rejoice over me because You see me as the person You have created me to be. Continue to reveal to me and those around me the purpose You have for my life, and provide me the wisdom and courage to freely fulfill that purpose. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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