“Rejoice evermore” (1 Thessalonians 5:16). It is such a simple statement. And a short one too. The book, chapter and verse listing is longer than the complete statement! But don’t let the simplicity or the brevity of the verse fool you. If all of us practiced these two words that compose this verse then all of our lives would change radically.
To “Rejoice” means to “feel or show great joy or delight”. The word “evermore” means, “at all times, always, ever”. Now think about that for a moment. We are to show great joy and delight all of the time. What a great attribute to have but think of the energy it would require to be happy and joyful all of the time!
This is where the Lord steps in. The more we think about the Lord and what he has done for us the more joyful we should be. When we think of what God offers us daily we should be even more joyful. When we think about our final destination with the Lord we should be ecstatic! This is why we should “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4)
People who always, “Rejoice evermore” are people of hope and of destiny. They remain patient during all types of trials and tribulations and assuredly are instant in prayer. These are the keys to a happy life and of joy everlasting.
Be that person who rejoices evermore! You’ll discover a wonderful fringe benefit. Happy, joyful people tend to attract other happy, joyful people.