Rejoice Evermore!

2 Corinthians 6:10  AMP … As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 AMP … 16 Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; 18 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].

1 Thessalonians 5:16 KJV … 16 Rejoice evermore …

Spurgeon quote from 1 Thess 5:16-20 commentary:
==> Because Jesus has suffered, we are encouraged, commanded, and enabled to rejoice. Only the Man of Sorrows and his chosen apostles can teach for a precept such a word as this … Rejoice evermore. … Who can be sad, or silent, when the voice of the Beloved saith Rejoice evermore?

How are we to rejoice evermore?
==>By keeping the sacrifice of Jesus and God’s mercy in view.

Romans 12:1 NIV … Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Only then can we
==> Rejoice continually, always, evermore! No matter the circumstance.
==> Only then can we be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer!

Romans 12:12 NIV … Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful{persistant} in prayer.


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Word Study
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From NetBible 2 Co 6:10

  • always rejoicing[5463] = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>always have joy, always filled with deep joy, ever glad

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From NetBible 1Thes 5:16-18

  • rejoice[5463] evermore = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>Always rejoice, be joyful always, be cheerful no matter what
  • unceasing in prayer
    ==>constantly pray, pray continually, pray without ceasing, pray at all times
  • in everything give thanks[2168] = be grateful, express gratitude
    ==>give thanks in all circumstances, thank God no matter what happens,

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From NetBible Ro 12:12

  • joyful[5463] in hope = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>rejoicing in hope, being glad in hope, cheerfully expectant
  • patient[5278] in affliction = persevere, bear trials & hold fast to faith in Christ
    ==>persevere in tribulation, endure in suffering, don’t quit in hard times
  • faithful[4342] in prayer = devoted, constant, steadfast, constantly diligent
    ==>devoted to prayer, persist in prayer, always be prayerful,  steadfast in prayer, continuing instant in prayer

Related:
Rejoice Evermore{Log}
Joyful in Hope{prayer}

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2 Responses to “Rejoice Evermore!”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Tweets:
    Trillia Newbell ‏@trillianewbell May 31
    One day we won’t be “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing”. The sorrow will be wiped away–only rejoicing. #hope

    Teslim ‏@AybeeOmari 9 May 2013
    You see Joy as the absence of Pain? I see Joy as the presence of God even in deepest Sorrow. ‘Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing’ 2 Cor 6:10

    Leticia Seviraneta ‏@LeticiaSunarto 10 Sep 2012
    Love knows pain, yet it endures. Faith knows doubt, yet keeps believing. Hope knows sorrow, yet keeps rejoicing. Just never give up!

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    From Always Rejoicing:

    Always Rejoicing
    by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.
    Evidence for Creation

    “Rejoice evermore” (I Thessalonians 5:16).

    Most people think that John 11:35 (“Jesus wept”) is the shortest verse in the Bible, but our text is actually even shorter in the original Greek. In one sense, these two two-word verses complement each other: because Jesus wept, we can rejoice evermore. Christ died that we might live. He became poor so that we could be eternally rich. When Christ rose from the dead and met the women returning from the empty tomb, He greeted them with the words: “All hail!” (Matthew 28:9). The actual Greek was the same word as “rejoice,” and surely His victory over sin and death provided the greatest of all reasons for the world to rejoice.

    The contrast between suffering and rejoicing is present throughout the New Testament, with the former typically preceding and bringing in the latter. Its first occurrence is in the closing verse of the beatitudes: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you . . . for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven” (Matthew 5:11,12). The final passage, when the sufferings of the saints are all past and Christ comes to reign, the multitude sings in heaven: “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come” (Revelation 19:7). In that great day, “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes” (Revelation 21:4), and all the redeemed will, indeed, rejoice evermore.

    Therefore, we can live our present lives in the light of our future lives, “As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things” (II Corinthians 6:10). The Apostle Paul exhorts us to “Rejoice in the Lord alway” (Philippians 4:4), and Peter says that, loving Christ, we “Rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” (I Peter 1:8). HMM

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