“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
Philippians 4:4 NIV
We display so much excitement when our favourite football team wins a match. We scream and laugh, and our excitement is obvious to those around us. Some of us even take to social media and talk about the game passionately. Your delight and joy in Christ should be more evident. In Acts 13:52, it was reported that the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Ghost. It means their joy could be seen by all.
Why should we be full of joy? The first reason is that we are saved. You might have gotten used to how amazing it is to have the Holy Spirit living in you, calling God Father and being a joint heir with Christ, salvation is a miracle! A miracle that should cause rejoicing inside of you anytime, any day. (Romans 5: 10 -11)
Another reason you should rejoice is the sure hope and assurance of your salvation. You should rejoice because you know that what is true of your spirit will soon be true of your body. When Christ comes, we will all see God and receive a new body that will never grow old. We rejoice in this hope (Romans 15:13, 12:11 -12).
Joy is an expression of hope. If we really are expecting the coming of Christ, we would be glad about it. In 1 Peter 1:8, we see an explanation of how to rejoice — with joy unspeakable and full of glory! Glory to God!
Dear Believer, never lose your wonder or your delight in Christ. It has to show. Christ should command your greatest delight. Rejoice in Him always! (1 Thessalonians 5:16)
Bible Reading Plan:
John 8:48–9:1-12, 2 Peter 3:10-18, 1 John 1:1-4, Job 7-8, Ezekiel 20-23