Rejoice in the Lord!


I’d like to share something from the Scripture with you from Philippians 4:4:

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

The verse says that one thing you should do is rejoicing in the Lord. For some people, rejoicing may happen only occasionally, but for you and me, it should happen always. It should be normal. Isn’t that great?

But for that to happen, there is one condition: you should rejoice in the Lord. He should be the reason for your joy. Why? Because He is unmovable and unshakeable!

If your joy is based on something like money or fame, it’s temporary. It’s fleeting. But if your joy is in Him, it’s steadfast. It’s unmovable. That’s why you can rejoice always.

More specifically, what should we rejoice about? Let’s read in Luke 10:17-20:

The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”
And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Here Jesus gives the disciples the reason for joy: rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

So that’s why you should rejoice: your name is written in heaven! When you accept Christ, you are saved! That’s the true reason for joy. It’s not the material blessings you get from the Lord; it’s the new life you have in Him.

The fact that He has saved us and redeemed us is the greatest reason for joy. Let’s not forget about it. Let’s not take it for granted. Let’s thank Him for His amazing grace.

P.S. Here is a good song to rejoice in the Lord.