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GOD’S WORD FOR MAY 11 ~ ~ Romans 5:11 ~ ~ “More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”

This is for those who have acknowledged their sin, their need for a Savior, and Jesus Christ as that Savior.

Having joy with God means no matter where you are and no matter what circumstances you are going through, you can rejoice and be glad in God and in the salvation He has given you.

David expressed this in Psalm 32 when he says, “Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!” David is showing that receiving salvation from God is a joyful thing. He rejoiced in it and was glad.

The world needs more joy. Be a source of joy. When people see you living a joyful life even in the midst of the problems of this world, you can be a witness for Christ and bring glory to Him.

I hope and pray that you have received salvation and are living in Christ. However, since this is a decision between you and God, I do not know for sure that you have received this gift.

In order to receive these benefits of salvation, you must “confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” as Romans 10:28–29 says. When you do this and trust Christ as Savior, the Bible says that you will be saved and have eternal life because you have called on the name of Lord and He saved you.

If you are not a Christian, today would be a great day to become a Christian. If you are a Christian, be a faithful witness for Christ as you live in a way that honors Him while you enjoy these benefits of salvation.

There is no joy in this life like knowing that you will be full of joy forever!

John 15:11

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

John 16:22

Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

John 16:24

Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Jude 1:24

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,

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