Posts Tagged ‘Philippians 4:4-9’

Rejoice – Be of Good Cheer

January 19, 2019

Rejoice in the Lord Always!
Again I say Rejoice!
Phil 4:4-9
Take heart/courage/be encouraged
Be of good cheer
Your sins are forgiven!
Mt 9:2
Your faith has made you well!Mt 9:22
It is I {I am here}; do not be afraid!Mt 14:27
Rise-stand up, He is calling you!Mk 10:49
John 16:33 AMP … I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]


Word Study
Matthew 9:2… Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic,

  • “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven.” NASB
  • “Take heart, son! Your sins are forgiven.” NLT

Matthew 9:22 … But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said,

  • “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour. NKJV
  • “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well. NASB
  • “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment. NLT

Matthew 14:27 … But immediately Jesus{walking on water} spoke to them, saying,

  • “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” NASB
  • “It’s all right,” he said. “I am here! Don’t be afraid.” NLT

Mark 10:49 … So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him,

  • “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.” NASB
  • “Take heart; get up, He is calling you.” NRSV

John 16:33 … These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation;

  • “but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” NKJV
  • “but take courage; I have overcome the world.” NASB
  • “but take heart, because I have overcome the world.” NLT



Pursue the Peace of God

September 15, 2011

Psalm 34:14 AMP … Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!

How hard do I seek the Lord’s peace? Do I ask Him for it? Do I crave it? Do I run after it?

Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. Rejoice always, -1 Thess 5:15-16

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1 Thess 5:17-18

Lord Jesus, thank You that You are our peace and joy. Help us to rejoice in You always. Show us how to pray without ceasing, and in everything to give thanks. Thank You Jesus that thru You, we have the peace of God which guards our hearts and minds.

Jesus, help us each confidently trust You. Keep our minds stayed, fixed on You. -Isa 26:3