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God delights in you
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Scriptural references for:
God delights in you

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The Father, our God, delights in them who hear His word and keep it.
Pro 11:1
A false balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.
Pro 11:20
They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight.
Pro 12:22
Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.
Pro 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.
Jer 9:24
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these [things] I delight, saith the LORD.

They are truly blessed above all other children of God.
Luk 8:15
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep [it], and bring forth fruit with patience.
Luk 11:28
But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

You are said to be blessed when The Heavenly Father delights in you.
That's what blessed means (God delights in you.)
All whom the Father delights in are blessed.
1Th 4:1
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, [so] ye would abound more and more.
2Ti 2:4
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Seek to please God the Father in all that you do and do that which pleases God the Father.
Hbr 11:6
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Jesus made a list of qualities that God the Father delights in:
        The poor in spirit, The meek
        They who mourn, They who hunger and thirst for justice,
        The merciful, The pure of heart,
        The peacemakers, They who suffer persecution for justice's sake,
        They who are persecuted for Christ's sake.
Mat 5:3-11
Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed [are] they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

In all these God the Father takes delight.
Mat 5:19
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.