“Then I was by Him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily His delight” [Proverbs 8:30].
This refers to the relationship between God the Father, and His pre-existent Son, Jesus Christ. One can understand the Father’s “delight” in His “only begotten Son.” But amazingly, the next verse speaks of God “rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.”
We come face to face with God as the great Creator. He made us, He made the world, He made the Universe. With the Hubble, and now the James Webb telescopes, we can see something of the astounding size of God’s creation. I think we need to contemplate just how great God is.
It is estimated that there are 200 million stars in our Milky Way galaxy. There are probably another 100 million galaxies out there just like ours. If we had a supercomputer counting them at 10 million a second, it would take 63 million years to count them all!
Beside us, the Lord is infinite or limitless. And we are but “grasshoppers” [Isaiah 40:22]. Let us ponder Solomon’s wise words;
“Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter any thing: For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few” [Ecclesiastes 5:2]
Yet here is an amazing and staggering thing. Despite the disparity between the size of God and man, the Lord Almighty says that He delights in His people every day. We see ourselves as unworthy recipients of the grace of God, another good reason to be thankful today and “to sing praises unto (His) name, O most High” [Psalm 92:1]. We wonder why God so loves us. It is because of “His only begotten Son,” the darling of His bosom. We mere mortals are blessed because of Him. [Note verses 22 – 36]. It is astounding that we saved sinners are the objects of “His delight.” And the prayers of the upright are also “His delight” [Proverbs15:8].