Zeph 3:14-15 “Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away his judgments against you. He has cleared your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD is in your midst.”

Oh Church do you realize this means you? The High King above all kings, the Creator of the universe, the God who has the right to stand in judgment over you has taken away your judgments by pouring them on Himself. And now the King of Israel, Yhwh, is free to stand in your midst bc you are a holy people.

You have been set free. You have been redeemed. You are clean. Shout for joy, sing with praise, declare the greatness of your God. You are no long slaves to sin now you are slaves to God Most High and He keeps His slaves bounds in chords of love and places on them gentle yokes. The slaves of Yhwh carry burdens that are light.

Shout for joy oh daughter of Zion! Your sins have been forgiven never to be remembered. As far as the east is from the west so far has God removed your sins. He has cast them into the deepest sea, and He will chose to remember them no more. He will not act towards you based on your sins but instead based on the covenant He has made with you.

And all this is for His praise, His glory, to declare the greatness of His Name. How merciful is our God. How great is His salvation. How faithful is our King. How good is our Lord.

Bc He is merciful He has taken away our judgments.
Bc He is faithful He has poured them on Himself.
Bc He is righteous He has done this in fulfillment of His Covenant.
And bc He is God it is all for His glory.

Shout for Joy of Believer! Rejoice and exult with all your heart! The Lord has taken away His judgments against you. He has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord Himself, is now in your midst!