My desire is to grapple together here over how well off we are with God through Christ,
and to live from His opinion of us.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
“Rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 4:4) does not mean to rejoice “at” the Lord, as if He requires dancing and happy words, but to make much of being IN Him. It’s another way of reminding yourself of where you are (in Christ), of what’s become of you there (you’ve been made a perfect new creation, and have been brought into forever union with Him), of all that you have (everything Jesus has, you do too), and the prospects for your future. The Great Security Expert has taken care of you and your inheritance already by putting you into The Promise Himself. That might make for some rejoicing, don’t you think?