Bible Reading:1 Thessalonians 5
Insight:“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1Th 5:16-18)
Insight one: Do you have more joys or have more grumbles in your everyday life? Is it possible to rejoice always? It all depends on where the source of your joy comes from. It is not reliable to depend on the environment, to count on people, to rely on wealth, or to hinge on fame and fortune. The only way is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ who can save us, because in Him there is filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.
Insight two: Is there any relevance among rejoicing always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances? Yes, we can rejoice always, because no matter how great the difficulty is, we can always entrust to the Lord through prayer. Nothing in Jesus is something He does not know, and there is no hurdle in Jesus that He cannot overcome. Since there is nothing too hard for God, of course we can rest assured and give thanks in all circumstances.
Prayer: Thank God, because Your will for us in Jesus Christ is to rejoice always. Today, no matter whether I am in frustration or prosperity, blessed or hardship, peace or danger, health or sickness, I trust that Your will is, through all these events, to allow me to learn to give thanks in all circumstances. May the Holy Spirit enlighten me so that I can be a grateful person and bring joy to others. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen!