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For whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men. 1 Corinthians 3:3
We are called to rejoice with those who rejoice. Yes we are to always be happy for others, especially our fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Rejoice with that Sister who just got a promotion, that Brother who received recognition, or that Believer that just married the person of their dreams or had a beautiful child! The Bible tells us that we are “The Body” of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 12:14, Paul writes that “for the body is not one member, but many.” We all form “The Body” of Christ but there are many of us. Think about your natural body for a moment. Your ankle for example, does not get jealous because one of the fingers has a new ring. Your ear does not get envious because the waist has a new belt. Individual parts of your physical body do not get jealous over things acquired or promotions in other parts of the body because promotions in one part of the body enhance the body overall. The ankle rejoices when one of the fingers gets a new ring because it makes the whole body look good and the ear is happy when the waist acquires a new belt because it too shares in the glory of the waist. Similarly, remember that when one member of the Body of Christ is promoted, it benefits the Body overall and makes everyone look good! Rejoice over the success of others today!
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