Notice how every attribute in the above verse is an attribute of Christ. Think about Christ. Preach about Christ. Praise Christ. “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, rejoice” in the Lord.

 

Prophecy

 

“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:2)

 

“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” (I Peter 4:13)

 

Weeping endures for a night; joy comes in the morning! For the Christian, there is the blessed hope that gives us great joy. We are going to Heaven! We are going to see the King. We are going to see our saved loved ones again. There will be no more pain, no more sorrow, no more death, for the former things will pass away. What joy that should bring to our souls!

 

Pastor, there is much that could be accomplished by your becoming a joy-helper. Your life could be changed for the better, your family could be blessed, and your ministry could be rejuvenated by your drawing from the seven sources of joy.

 

Terry Hagedorn is pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Reedsville, WV

304-864-3870

 

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