REJOICE WITH THOSE WHO REJOICE                                  Romans 12:15-16

“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” (v15)

The Bible in Job 2:11-13 gives us an example of what it means to mourn with those who mourn. Those verses of scripture show that it is part of human nature to mourn with those who mourn. There are even times when you do not personally know the person who has experienced a great loss, but after hearing their story, you become sad. However, it is also part of human nature to be selfish. Every person wants the best for himself or herself. When that best goes to someone else, it becomes very hard to be genuinely happy for that. This is a very dangerous human trait that every Christian must not allow in his or her life. The nature of God that we hear does not have such character trait. His instruction to us in today’s memory verse clearly shows what He expects of us in such circumstances, and we should take it very seriously.

How can we rejoice with those who rejoice? First,  you have to stop comparing yourself with others. In Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus told the story of several men hired at different hours of the day. The men who were hired first were unhappy when they received the exact amount with those who were hired later. The master told them to take what had been agreed. When you genuinely pray for someone frequently, and long enough, it becomes hard to nurse any hard feelings towards them. Finally, be thankful at all times. Always remember that there are people in worse situation compared to you.

PRAYER LINE: Father, please grant me grace to genuinely rejoice with those who rejoice. (O. H)


Look up from your failure, and you’ll find God standing ready to receive you.

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