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Rejoice and Be Glad

February 17, 2020


Rejoice  and Be Glad

Even when he was in deep,  deep trouble,  King David  would look to God  for help  and be glad  that the LORD alone  is the God  of our salvation.      In one of those troubling times,  when he really needed help,  David wrote  in Psalm 70:4,

Let all who seek Thee  rejoice  and be glad  in Thee;
And let those  who love Thy salvation  say continually,
“Let God  be magnified.”

This verse shows us  some very important things  about God  and our faith  in the LORD.      These words of David  are directed to God.      David is specifically asking  God Almighty  to work  in the hearts  of all those  who are seeking Him.      David wants God  to help His children  to  rejoice and be glad”  in Him.

Even though we pray to God  and look to Him  for answers  to our problems,  so often  we are so down-hearted  that we don’t  rejoice  and be glad”  in the love of God  for us.      But,  it is important  that we always  acknowledge God’s real love  for us,  His absolute  righteousness,  His wisdom  in all matters,  and His faithfulness  in caring for us.

We might  love”  the truths  of God’s salvation,  but we shouldn’t keep that  to ourselves,  in the fear  that God won’t answer  our prayers  the way we want them answered.      We need to be thanking God  ahead of time  for His love  and wisdom  in everything  that concerns us.      In the midst  of all our faith challenges,  we need to be  always saying,  Let God be magnified.”

When we continually confess that  ahead of time,  we are humbly acknowledging  that we don’t really know  the best way  our prayers  should be answered.      But,  we are  surely glad  that God always knows  what is best  for us  in the long run.      Not only that,  we are sure  that God’s love  will bless us  and lead us  to eternal life.      After all,  that is ultimately  what is the best  of the best.      And,  Jesus did tell us  that our lives  would be filled  with trials and tribulations,  so we shouldn’t be surprised  or feel like  we’re being picked on  for more troubles  than the average bear.

In our prayers,  let us always  rejoice and be glad  as we continually say,  Let God be magnified.”

As we pray  and remember God’s saving love  in Christ Jesus,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  Your love and wisdom  are so far beyond  our understanding,  but Your righteousness  and faithfulness  in Jesus Christ  give us the sure hope  of our salvation.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


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Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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