The Bible is replete with the admonition to rejoice in the Lord irrespective of the circumstances we may face as we journey to our heavenly home. Some of us do wonder why we should rejoice when things are not going the way we wanted them to go. Be reminded that even though things may not be going on well, rejoicing in the Lord always is never in the absence of everything. In other words, rejoicing in the Lord does not happen in a vacuum. We rejoice in the Lord because He has given us salvation and covered us with the robe of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10). Habakkuk 3:17-18 says Even though the fig trees have no fruit, and no grapes grow on the vines, even though the olive crop fails, and the fields produce no grain, even though the sheep all die, and the cattle stalls are empty, I will still rejoice in the Lord because He is God of my salvation. Apostle Paul had a great understanding of rejoicing in the Lord and that prompted him to write in a repeated manner to the Philippian Church thus: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4:4) “Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you” (Philippians 3:1) Jesus told His disciples not to rejoice because the spirits submitted to them, but they should rejoice because their names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20). What does this tell us? It is clearly pointing to the fact that our rejoicing comes from the salvation we have of the Lord. Hence, David pleaded with the Lord in Psalm 51:12 for the restoration of the joy of the Lord’s salvation. The month of June is: ‘’.
“OUR MONTH OF REJOICING IN THE LORD”
Isaiah 61:10, Habakkuk 3:17-18, Philippians 3:1, 4:4, Luke 10:20, Psalm 33:1, 51:12, 64:10, 97:12, 2 Corinthians 6:10a.
Brethren, let us rejoice in the Lord in this month of June and after because we are the righteous of the Lord (Psalm 33:1, 64:10,97:12). Do not allow any situation to take away your-rejoicing in the Lord. Overlook every ugly situation and focus on rejoicing in the Lord because only salvation can make a sorrowful individual always rejoicing (2 Corinthians 6:10a) and you have it.
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