As I stated in a previous blog, I am reading Christian Beliefs: 20 Basics every Christian Should know by Wayne and Elliot Grudem. Here of are some of main points of Chapter 2 titled “What is God Like.”
God is Blessed
He fully delights in Himself, and all that reflects His character. He Himself is the focus of all happiness, and delight, therefore, His complete fullness of joy is found in Himself.
He chooses to delight in His creation.
God longs to rejoice over His children.
- For as a young man marries a virgin, So your sons will marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you. (Isaiah 62:5)
As we find delight and happiness in what is pleasing to God, other work, aspects of our own lives or creation, we demonstrate the ways God has blessed us, and therefore honor Him and imitate Him in His blessedness. We find our greatest blessedness, and the ultimate happiness in the source of all things, God Himself.