“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.
Who is Rejoicing?
The Church Is Rejoicing ~ “So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joyto all the brethren” (Acts 15:3).
The Christians Are Rejoicing ~ “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity” (Philippians 4:10).
The Son Of God Is Rejoicing ~ Jesus tells of the parable of a lost sheep. “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance” (Luke 15:4-7).
God The Father Is Rejoicing ~ “The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save;He will rejoice over you with gladness,He will quiet you with His love,He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).
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.
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