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Love Celebrates God’s Goodness to Others

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Love Celebrates God’s Goodness to Others

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15 ESV).

The Bible tells us to “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15 ESV). Have you noticed that the second part of that sentence is easy, but the first part can be really tough?

When somebody’s having a tough time, it’s easy to be sympathetic. It’s easy to encourage people when they’re down. But sometimes what we can’t stand is when they get a promotion. We’re not very good at handling the success of other people. Rather than rejoicing in it, we resent it. In fact, we wish bad things would happen to people, because somehow we think that if we can blow out somebody else’s candle, ours will shine brighter.
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Blessings to you all,
Cari Jane

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    Hmm I use to be like this before Jesus revealed his way. I rarely have jealousy, envy or the like. Well in most areas of my life anyway. I do catch myself somewhat at not such good feelings when I see others doing so good in the nutrition area and I am not. But I am not really jealous or envious of them, I think more regretful I haven't done better. Thank you for the post! emoticon
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