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BE GLAD


Best Verse: Psalm 64:10 “The righteous man will be glad in the Lord and will take refuge in Him; and all the upright in heart will glory.”

TAKE REFUGE

What a promising verse of scripture.  The righteous will be glad in the Lord.  What does that mean, though?  The Hebrew word means cheer up, be make glad, make joyful, make merry, cause to or make to rejoice.  That is pretty clear, I think.  Because we are made righteous through the blood of Christ, we have all the reason in the world to be glad.

And because we are glad in the Lord, we have no fear of Him and can come to Him for a place of refuge and safety.  We run to Him in times of trouble, knowing He welcomes us warmly.  Even in those times we come with joy, rejoicing in our righteousness.

TEACHING MOMENT

Hopefully, your children feel that way about coming home to you.  Perhaps your children have grown up and moved out.  Do they come home to visit with that feeling in their heart?  Do they feel like your home is a place of refuge? They should if you are exemplifying the love of Christ to them.

If your children are still at home, begin now to prepare your home to be that way.  You want them to walk in the door feeling glad and rejoicing.  They should walk in knowing they will be received with open arms.  They should come home with merriment and joy.  Our homes should be models of God’s home – welcoming and inviting.

What do you need to do to improve your home? Do others feel that way when they visit? Make your home so joyous that others quickly smile when they think of visiting.  May the love of Christ in you radiate to all who enter.

Father, help me to spread the welcome mat joyfully to others. Let my home be a beacon of light to all. Let the joy of Jesus shine.

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