I’d like to share with you today about rejoicing in the Lord. It’s taken from Philippians 4:4:
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
It’s a simple verse, isn’t it? But it contains a profound truth. Let’s learn this truth together.
There are three lessons in this verse.
1. You should rejoice.
How are you doing today? Are you rejoicing? If you aren’t, well, you should! This verse says rejoice. It’s a command and it’s repeated twice! So whether you feel like it or not, rejoice! Be joyful.
2. You should rejoice always.
Not only should you rejoice, but also you should rejoice always. It means that your joy shouldn’t depend on your situation. Your situation might be bad, but you should still have joy in your heart. Your joy is permanent. How is that possible? Let’s look at the next lesson.
3. You should rejoice in the Lord.
This is the key that makes the above possible. You should rejoice in the Lord. Your joy should be based on what the Lord has done for you, not what other people have done to you. It should be based on God’ love, not other people’s attention.
That’s why you can you rejoice always: because it’s based on a strong foundation. It’s based on God’s love for you that’s never changed.
Let’s learn to apply this verse in our lives. Rejoice in the Lord always!