Posts Tagged ‘Rejoice always’

Rejoice-Rejoice-Rejoice in the Lord!

October 18, 2016

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Psalm 33:1 NKJV … Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful!

A Song:
Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice in the Lord
Rejoice, Rejoice, for He is good
Rejoice, Rejoice, again I say
Rejoice in the Lord
Always!Phil 4:4

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good
His love enduresPs 136
And forever He reigns.Ps 146:10

Give thanks to the Lord in everything
Give thanks to the Lord always.1Thess 5:16

Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice in the Lord
Rejoice, Rejoice, for He is good
Rejoice, Rejoice, again I say
Rejoice in the Lord
Rejoice evermore!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV …Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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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.


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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}

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

A Sacrifice of Praise

February 23, 2011

Hebrews 13:15 NIV  Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess His name.

Through Jesus! Without Jesus we can not bear fruit.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. -Jn 15:4

Through Jesus! Together as we assemble and offer a sacrifice of praise – a thank offering: singing praises to honor His name
—> this is a way of abiding with Him and bearing fruit
—> the fruit of our lips!

Why should we assemble together and honor His name in this way?

  1. Because of His mercy, unfailing love and faithfulness and because His promises are backed by all the honor of His name.
  2. This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 138:2 I bow before Your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to Your name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness, because Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your name.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything{in all circumstances} give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Lord help us to always come before You offering our praises with our whole hearts. Thank You that as we do this we will abide in You and You in us.

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Word Study

From Netbible Heb 13:15

  • sacrifice of praise[133] = a thank offering
    from [134] = to praise, extol, to sing praises in honour to God 

    fruit[2590] = praises, which are presented to God as a thank offering
    —> the soul is compared to a plant that is to bring forth fruit

    confess[3670] = give thanks, acknowledge, declare, praise, celebrate
    from [3674] = persons assembled together

From Netbible Jn 15:4

  • abide[3306] = remain as one, to last, endure, dwell

From Netbible Ps 138:2

  • worship[07812] = bow down in homage before Godgive thanks[03034] = praise, confess, revere, worship with extended hands. The giving of oneself in worship and adoration – absolute surrender.

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