I Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice evermore.”
It is amazing that Paul who had gone through so much was able to make this statement. We always have something that we can rejoice over. In the book of Philippians, Paul makes a statement regarding rejoicing. Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Paul wrote this book from prison, and he was able to rejoice in the Lord. When Paul and Silas were in prison in Acts 16, what were they doing at midnight? They were singing praises to God. I don’t know about you, but if I was thrown into prison for preaching, I do not know if I would be rejoicing. I would probably be upset about the injustice that was done to me. However, Paul rejoiced and was able to see a family come to know Christ as their Savior.
Imagine the many more victories that we could see if we would rejoice through the tough times. If Paul and Silas were not rejoicing in the prison, I do not think the Philippians jailor would have asked them how to be saved. The jailor noticed a difference in their lives, and because of this, Paul was able to lead him to Christ. I wonder the big moments for Christ that we could have in our lives if we would rejoice evermore. If we truly stop to think, we will always have something to rejoice for. Let us focus today on rejoicing evermore.