Be of Good Cheer

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You cannot be sour and be a Christian! True Christianity chases gloom. Solomon said, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones” (Proverbs 17:22), and again in chapter 15:13, “A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance.” More than once Jesus commanded his disciples to “Be of Good Cheer.”

The industrious bee does not stop to complain that there are so many poisonous flowers and thorny branches in his road but buzzes on, selecting the honey where he can find it and passing by the places where it is not. There is enough to complain about and find fault with, if you have the disposition. We often travel on a hard and uneven road. But, with a cheerful spirit and a heart to praise God for His mercies, we may walk therein with comfort and come to the end of our journey in peace.

via Waurika church of Christ
Waurika, OK

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