The Blessing Of Inner Happiness
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing?
Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ
at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.
1 Thess. 2:19,20
In the anticipation of his ''crown of rejoicing," Paul expressed the
blessing of inner happiness. Through he might never see the
Thessalonians again on this earth, he was perfectly content in
spite of the separation. Paul knew that he would meet them all
in the presence of the Lord, and that is why he referred to them
as his "glory and joy." What was true of Paul is true of every
believer: the privilege and joy of witnessing for our Lord is
a source of inner happiness.
The Lord's delight is in those who honor Him, those who put
their HOPE in His unfailing love.