Christ In Sunshine

Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous
We are in danger of using our religion only in our dark hours, when we are in some trouble. But we need Christ just as much in our bright, prosperous, exalted hours as in the days of darkness, adversity, and depression. His religion is just as much for our hours of joy as for our days of grief. There are just as many stars in the sky at noon as at midnight, although we cannot see them in the sun's glare. And there are just as many comforts and promises and divine encouragements and blessings above us when we are in our noons of human gladness and earthly success as when we are in pain and shadow.

Psalms 4:7: Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. (KJV)
Psalms 5:11: But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. (KJV)
Psalms 9:2: I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. (KJV)
Psalms 16:8-11: I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (KJV)
Psalms 30:11: Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; (KJV)
Psalms 32:11: Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. (KJV)
Psalms 33:21: For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. (KJV)
Psalms 40:16: Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified. (KJV)
Psalms 51:8: Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. (KJV)
Psalms 68:3: But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. (KJV)
John 8:12: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (KJV)
2 Corinthians 4:6: For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (KJV)
Philippians 4:4: Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. (KJV)
1 Thessalonians 5:16: Rejoice evermore. (KJV)
James 5:13: Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. (KJV)
1 John 1:4-5: And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. (KJV)

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