“Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth.”
1 Corinthians 13.6 CSB
Paul’s chapter on love centers the discussion of the need for each member of the body (chapter 12) and the use of gifts for edification (chapter 14).
How does rejoicing in the truth manifest itself?
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“Those who look to him for help are happy; their faces are not ashamed.”
God responds to pleas for help and leaves those who look to him in a state of blessedness, as David found before Abimelech.
Life’s upsets need not sour the Christian’s disposition, for God is his constant.
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Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.
Here are the topics you will find:
- Philippians: An Introduction (Bill Burk)
- The Progress of the Gospel (Cody Westbrook)
- Joy in Philippians (Bruce Ligon)
- Unity in Philippians (Todd Clippard)
- Peace in Philippians (Kevin Cauley)
- Spiritual Maturity in Philippians (Trent Kennedy)
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“So all the people departed to eat and drink and to share their food with others and to enjoy tremendous joy, for they had gained insight in the matters that had been made known to them.”
Returning to Israel, the people heard the word of God and celebrated the feast.
How does understanding God’s will contribute to our joy?
That’s the phrase I used, as I asked the Lord “for joy in time.” I think I know what I meant. (If not, you might recommend a good head doctor for me.)
How might this phrase be read, and what might we ask the Lord for, by the use of this phrase?
Your ideas are most welcome.
LIVING JOYFULLY BY DAY, SLEEPING PEACEFULLY AT NIGHT
It is wonderful to wake up in the morning from a peaceful night’s sleep and face the new day with joy and anticipation. I must confess that I have not always been as successful in doing either of these to the degree that I should have, but as I have gotten older I have grown in my appreciation of the fact that this is the way the Lord wants it to be, and I am thankful that I have grown in the ability to achieve that purpose. Continue reading
“But as a mountain falls and crumbles away, And as a rock is moved from its place; As water wears away stones, And as torrents wash away the soil of the earth; So You destroy the hope of man” (Job 14:18-19 NKJV). By the time we read the headlines, see network TV News, watch destructive TV shows or dismal movies, or listen to our dreary “friends,” it’s no wonder that “depression” has enveloped our land. Job voiced the danger of being surrounded by downers! But if we listen to God: Romans 15:13: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing.” Christians learn to speak like Paul, “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair” (2 Corinthians 4:8 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.