“Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1).
Paul instructed the believers at Philippi to do something that was far greater than “cheer up and put on a happy smile!” He reminded them of their true source of joy. When things go the way we want them to go, then momentary happiness results. Typically, this is short-lived. True gladness of heart is the quiet, confident, focusing on the blessings that result from belonging to the Lord even in the midst of troubles. This indeed is true gladness of heart. This rejoicing causes the believer to have a song in the heart and praise on the lips.
For today: The more you get to truly know the Lord, the more you will love Him. The more you love Him, the greater will be your rejoicing.