Rejoice in the Lord!
Philippians 4:4-“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will
Paul reminds the Philippian saints of their responsibility
to honor the Lord. Believers should always rejoice in the Lord because it is He
who keeps us unified. We are tied together with Jesus as joint heirs, Romans
8:17. Philippians 3:1 state, “Finally my brethren, rejoice in the Lord!”
MacArthur writes, “to rejoice is the sphere in which the believer’s joy
exists-a sphere unrelated to the circumstances of life, but related to an
unassailable, unchanging relationship to the sovereign Lord.” Jesus Christ
should always be the sphere of our influence. He is our focal point and nothing
should be placed above Him. He should be placed above our differences. Just as
the Holy Spirit always points the finger to Jesus Christ, we must always make
him our reference, our source, our guide, our shield, our direction, our resolution,
and our hope. So, we must always “Rejoice in the Lord, ” and as
Paul states, “and again, I say Rejoice!
Encourage and Be Encouraged!