Heart Full of Joy

Psalm 33:1 – Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous; for praise from the upright is beautiful.  God’s people are called to rejoice in Him.  To rejoice is to feel or show great joy or delight. An upright person is one without deception (Psalm 32:2), is full of the integrity of heart, and is the…

Part 8: Fix Your Eyes

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:10-12 – Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the…

What Brings You Joy

Philippians 4:4 (ESV) – Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Interestingly, Paul writes these famous words from a (Roman) prison. Paul is in an extremely difficult place and his circumstances are far from pleasant or joyful. He is being held in stocks, amidst the overpowering stench of the sewers of Rome….