Verse of the Day: Philippians 4:4
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice!” – Philippians 4:4
Of all people, we Christians have the most to rejoice in. Paul, in this letter to the Philippians lays out one, and the most important reason. That being the Lord Jesus Himself.
Everything that happens to us and for us is a reason to rejoice. When we are blessed with something wonderful, or we are going through afflictions that He brings us through. When our needs are met, when we have a want fulfilled, when we are in good health, it is a time to rejoice. Every moment of every day, we have a reason.
However, let us never forget the greatest thing that ever happened to us. Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ the Son of God came down in the form of a man and died for us that the penalty for our sins could be paid and we could be declared righteous. And this happens when we accept this work and devote our lives completely to Him.
Due to this finished work of Christ and our acceptance of it, we have a wonderful, loving, glorious and intimate relationship with the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6). This relationship is beyond anything we can experience with anyone else. And the beauty of this is, this incredible relationship will never end. And when these days are over and the new heaven and earth have come, we shall hear these words, “… Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3b-4.
There is no greater reason to rejoice then our great God and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.