4-5Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute! (The Message)
4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. (NLT)
4 Be full of joy always because you belong to the Lord. Again I say, be full of joy! 5 Let all people see how gentle you are. The Lord is coming again soon. (NLV)
No one sulks in a festivity. Neither should we live our lives as if what Jesus has done and is doing is not enough reason for us to rejoice.
Is your life characterized by joy, gentleness, and anticipation for Christ’s return?
Meditate on what He has done and allow your countenance to be changed