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Meditation: Joy
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There are a lot of circumstances and people that are joy-suckers, aren’t there? Situations face us all the time about which we grumble. We have people in our lives, or meet new ones that seem to suck the joy right out of us. Maybe we start the day grumbling about getting up because there doesn’t seem to be anything to look forward to that day. Sometimes we start the day well, with great enthusiasm, but we run into events or relationships that drop the bottom right out from under us.

I was thinking about that this morning and decided to turn to one of the most uplifting letters in the New Testament, the letter to the Philippian Christians. These folks were in the midst of suffering in the face of opposition. So I picked up in Chapter 2:

“Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if and affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God , did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Phil. 2:1-8)

Then a few verses later the Bible tells us to “do all things without grumbling or disputing;” (2:14) So I guess I need to quit looking to circumstances and other people to give me joy. We are reminded in v. 13, “it is God who is at work in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”


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