Rejoice I Say

Rejoice in the Lord is mentioned many times in the Scriptures. I can do that. I’m feeling good, well-fed and comfy, warm and dry in my house while a cold rain falls outside. Why shouldn’t I rejoice! But the Scriptures also encourage us to rejoice when life isn’t going so well for us. What about that? As humans we have a proclivity to put a physical take on what the biblical writers intended as spiritual edification. An abundant life is promised, but true abundance is spiritual not physical. Not that a material gift isn’t appreciated, but far more valuable is the spiritual blessing of growing closer in our relationship with Lord Jesus. The spiritual gifts come to us, no matter our physical circumstances. God is good! Always!

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