Today’s scripture reminds us that what impresses God is a person who reveres Him; a person whose hope resides in Him.
What motivates us? Is it the approval of other people, or is it the approval of God?
In whom (or what) does our hope reside? Is it with our extensive network of friends; or is it in our heavenly Father?
Parents delight in the love, trust, and obedience of their children. Are we giving our Father reasons to delight in us? – Luther