Monday, February 19, 2007

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 “Be joyful always; pray continually;” We have our sins forgiven! We have our names written in Heaven! We have the fruit of the Spirit! Here we have a command to rejoice. This obedience should be normal. We get to obey with something we already have. We get to rejoice with the joy we have as the fruit of the Spirit. The command is not contrary to our nature. It is in-line with it. The command is not multiple choice. Obedience is not an option. The provision is there to rejoice. This obedience is not to be faked.

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