~ How Should the Christian Rejoice Regardless of Circumstances ~
“Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done marvelous things!” (Joel 2:21). This four-part series looks at the Who, What, When, Where, and How of Biblical rejoicing.
How Should We Rejoice?
Rejoice With “Great Joy” ~ “When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:9-11).
Comment ~ There is an old true saying which provides the sure-fire formula for JOY. It simply puts into perspective the proper priorities for a follower of Jesus Christ:
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important ~ Any Christian who remains conscious of all that Christ has done for them at the Cross of Calvary and all they possess because they are a child of God will maintain an on-going attitude of gratitude regardless of their earthly situation.
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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