Imagine being celebrated and praised by others for saving a situation that could have possibly turned worse. Imagine family and friends rejoicing over you and your new set of achievements. At that moment, you may as well feel happy, knowing that you have fulfilled something.
St. Paul, in his letter to the Philippians expresses the joy he feels, knowing that they have been in partnership with the gospel right from the onset. He rejoices over them because they have taken delight in the work of God. His greatest joy is to hear that they are spiritually sound.
The Philippians are equally encouraged to rejoice and stand firm in the Lord always. To take delight in one another’s spiritual growth and to stay away from selfishness. We as Christians are seemingly called to rejoice in the Lord always.
Pain, shame, lack, sorrow are inevitable challenges we face often in life but…
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