KEY SCRIPTURE: “Matthew 21:15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,”
The Bible said the Pharisees and the chief priest saw the wonderful things the Lord did. Even the little children started praising the Lord for what they saw. These Pharisees according to the Bible were sore displeased. All the wonderful things were rather offensive to them. Why was it so?! “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.”— Titus 1:15 (KJV)
The word says to the defiled or to the impure, even that which is pure becomes impure.
What kind of person are you? Do you genuinely acknowledge the good in others? Is the promotion of others your headache? There are some who lose their sleep over the blessing of their colleagues. Why should people punish themselves this way? All these proceed from defiled hearts. When a man gives attention to thinking of himself as better than others, he or she cannot genuinely Rejoice over the success of others.
The scriptures teach us to esteem others better than ourselves. This attitude reveals the spirit of Christ in a man. As Christians we have the spirit of love. Love does not seek its own. It rejoices in the good and not in evil. Love, first exalts the will of God and appreciates whatever God does. Living to acknowledge and rejoice with them, that are rejoicing is true maturity and liberty. It is always better for people to do well than for any to fail. Any form of failure is a minus to all. The only person whose success is a problem to others is the wicked. Every other person must make it big time in this life. You always attract what you celebrate to yourself. Celebrate the success of others, to attract that kind of blessing to your life.
THOUGHT: We are happier when we rejoice with others.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (BBE)
⁴ Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride; ⁵ Love’s ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil; ⁶ It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true; ⁷ Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things.