Make a joyful noise unto God, all the earth!! Psalms 66: 1
The snow has been falling, the wind has been howling, there is war in the Ukraine, there is still much unrest in the middle East, and here in America, we are more confused and backwards than we have ever been. Trying to find something good in the news is like finding a snowball at the State Fair (they aren't there.)
So, why does God then command, not ask, that we be joyful, that we praise Him, that we have THANKFUL hearts?!
Because He is with us in it all, He is above it all, He will see us through it all, and best of all, for those who have a relationship with Him, this is NOT our home! There is something so much better yet to come. We have the promise of an eternal life with Him, together FOREVER!!
We can have joy because joy is from within and joy comes from a God who loves us so much He broke down the barriers that prevented us from getting personal with Him. Now, we can walk, talk, sing, cry, go through life with the promise of never being left alone to handle it on our own.
And THAT is worth singing about!!
The first thing Jesus said to His disciples was "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." This same charge has been given to us. We are to be made into fishers of men so others can be made into fishers of men. This is the purpose behind the Great Commission. We do this by living the Great Commandments. The Great Commandments are:
- Love the Lord your God
with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength
- Love your neighbor as yourself.
Jesus Himself said all the law and prophets rest on these two commandments.
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