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Rejoice Evermore!

March 2, 2014

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.


Word Study
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

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,

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

Rejoice Evermore{Log}
Joyful in Hope{prayer}

Strong Tower

February 22, 2014

Proverbs 18:10 … The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.

From NetBible Pr 18:10

  • * The “name of the Lord” is a metonymy of subject. The “name” here signifies not the personal name “Yahweh,” for that would be redundant in the expression “the name of Yahweh,” but the attributes of the Lord (cf. Exod 34:5-7) – here his power to protect.
  • *  “a tower of strength,” with “strength” regarded as attributive by most English versions. The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge.
  • * The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection (e.g., Isa 40:31).
  • * “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

Whole-hearted and unwavering trust in the Lord = running into the strong tower 🙂

The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation). And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity]. -Ps 9:9-10 AMP

From NetBible Ps 9:9-10

  • *He is a high tower(elevated place) in times of trouble. Here an “elevated place” refers to a stronghold, a defensible, secure position that represents a safe haven in times of unrest or distress (cf. NEB “tower of strength”; NIV, NRSV “stronghold”).
  • *“To know” the Lord’s “name” means to be his follower, recognizing his authority and maintaining loyalty to him. See Ps 91:14, where “knowing” the Lord’s “name” is associated with loving him.
  • Psalm 91:14 AMP … Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
Thank You Lord that You will never forsake those who love, trust and rely on You. Help us to experience Your love, mercy, kindness and protection TODAY. Praise You Lord Jesus, Your name is a strong tower the righteous run into and are safe!


The LORD is Good

October 15, 2012

Psalm 136:1 NLT … Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 34:8
AMP … O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.

Psalm 100:5
AMP … For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

Nahum 1:7
NLT … The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him.

Peace Quotes

June 2, 2012

In this world you will have trouble
But take heart
Be of good cheer
Be of good courage.

I AM leaving you with a gift
My [perfect] peace I give to you
Peace of mind and heart.

The peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives
So don’t be afraid
Don’t let your hearts be troubled
I have overcome the world!

Know I AM your peace!
Peace! Be still!
Know I AM God.
-Eph 2:14;Mk 4:39;Ps 46:10

John 16:33I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 14:27 NLT … I am leaving you with a gift––peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Isaiah 26:3 AMP … You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart. Now, may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times. -Col3:15;2Thess3:16


Peace Amid the Storm

Magnify the LORD!

September 23, 2011

O magnify the Lord with me!

Let us exalt His name together
Magnify Him with thanksgiving
Praise the name of God with a song
Let our spirits rejoice in God our Savior.

For He has done great things

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good
His love endures forever
His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.

Triumph in His praise!

From everlasting to everlasting let all the people say, “Amen.” Praise the LORD!

Psalm 34:3O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.

Psalm 69:30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

Luke 1:46-50 And Mary said:
“ My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.
50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.

Psalm 40:16 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified!”

Psalm 106:47-48Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the Gentiles, To give thanks to Your holy name, to triumph in Your praise. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, “Amen.” Praise the LORD!

Psalm 136:1Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.

His Arms

September 14, 2011

Psalm 94:18-19
If I say, “My foot is slipping,” Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought joy to my soul.

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms. -Hoffman


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