Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Correct Attitude to Others - Part 12


"Rejoice with those who rejoice;" Romans 12: 15a (HCSB)

Yesterday's verse was a command. The word "bless" was in the imperative form - we are commanded to bless others. Today, we see one way to fulfill this command.

We are to rejoice with those who are rejoicing. The concept of this word is in a superlative form - rejoice exceedingly. When someone is happy, glad, excited in a positive frame of mind - God calls us to accompany them in this feeling. And, to do it in an exceeding manner. You know, don't just laugh with them, give a full-out, knee-slapping belly laugh (where appropriate).

To often in our world, when someone has something good happen to them, they start to rejoice over it, and along come the "party-poopers." The ones who love to rain on other people's parades. Have you ever been deflated by one of these? Have you ever been the deflator?

Today - seek out people who deserve to be encouraged - and do it. Help lift them up. It will make you feel good.

For Kingdom Education,

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