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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rejoice!


Beautiful police women of Liaoning Province of China are required to have the strange training “biting chopstick between their teeth for a few minutes every day”, and the training is mandated just to get the perfect smile. Reported by Dailymail, U.K.


When I see the image, it reminds me of the Apostle Paul’s admonition to the Philippians;

We read in, Philippians 4:4;

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”


Greek Text

Χαίρετε ἐν κυρίῳ πάντοτε· πάλιν ἐρῶ, χαίρετε.


Strong’s Greek Concordance

χαίρω  xaírō (“rejoice”; favorably disposed, leaning towards and cognate with xáris, “grace”) – properly, to delight in God’s grace (“rejoice”) – literally, to experience God’s grace (favor), be conscious (glad) for His grace.

ἐν κυρίῳ πάντοτε  en kýrio pantote ( “in the Lord continually”;  Be always happy; but this happiness you can find only in the Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace. Genuine happiness is spiritual; as it can only come from God.)

Do we rejoice because everything goes well with me in my life on earth? It’s a blessing. Be thankful to the Lord. But DO NOT REJOICE only because everything goes well.

If you are sad because nothing goes well with you, still REJOICE IN THE LORD.

Let us hear our Lord Jesus say in Luke 10:20;

“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”


Dear readers, we have received God’s grace coming from Christ Jesus our Savior and we should  rejoice in the Lord even if we may face the tough situations in life.

I will say it again to you, “Rejoice in the Lord!” Amen.

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