Saturday, February 12, 2011

Reasons to Rejoice

Installment #8 of my self-assigned project to study the "re" words in God's Word. (For further explanation of this undertaking, refer to the entry titled "Reach, Read and Reap" from February 3, 2011.)



(verb) to cheer, gladden, make merry or take delight in

"Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice." 1 Chronicles 16:10
God's Word gives me so many reasons to rejoice as a believer. I can rejoice... the Lord, always. (Philippians 4:4)
  ...because the Lord has blessed me. (Deuteronomy 12:7)
    ...over all the good things the Lord has given me and my family. (Deuteronomy 26:11) God's goodness. (2 Chronicles 6:41) God's protective covering. (Psalm 5:11) my salvation. (Psalm 13:5)
 God's restoration. (Psalm 14:7)
   God's love and provision for me. (Psalm 31:7-8)
     God's judgements. (Psalm 48:11)
       the miracles the Lord has performed. (Psalm 66:6)
         this day the Lord has made! (Psalm 118:24)
           God's promises like one who finds great spoil. (Psalm 119:162)
                      ...that I may go to the house of the Lord. (Psalm 122:1)
               my Maker and King. (Psalm 149:2)
                 my inheritance. (Isaiah 61:7)
                            ...because my Lord sings over me. (Zephaniah 3:17)
                    persecution, for great is my reward in heaven. (Matthew 5:12)
                               ...because of the Lord's birth. (Luke 1:14)
                                 ...that my name is written in heaven. (Luke 10:20)
                                   ...that my Lord gathers what is lost. (Luke 15:6, 9)
                            the hope and glory of the Lord. (Romans 5:2)
                              my sufferings which produce perseverance. (Romans 5:3)
                                reconciliation to God. (Romans 5:11)
                                           ...with those who rejoice. (Romans 12:15)
                                             ...with the truth. (1 Corinthians 13:6)
                                               ...when I suffer like Christ. (1 Peter 4:13)
                                                 ...for my eternal home in heaven. (Revelation 12:12)

Lord Jesus, may my heart always find reason to rejoice in You! In Your Holy name I pray, amen.

Vine, W. E. "Rejoice", Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. Blue Letter Bible. 1940. 24 June, 1996 12 Feb 2011.

No comments:

Post a Comment