This is the Day the Lord Has Made, We Will Rejoice and be Glad

Because today is Sunday  my mind went to “the day”. In Psalm 118:24 (New King James Version) it’s written:

This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Both Christians and Jews alike refer to this verse as part of daily devotions, thanking God for a new day, recognizing He is the giver of life, and finding joy in the mere fact of this truth. It reminds me a book I once read called The Precious Present. In it, the author Spencer Johnson states:

” It is a present because it is a gift”…”And it is precious because anyone who receives such a present is happy forever.”

This is the attitude that followers of God should possess each and every day. Sometimes this is difficult, especially through dark and trying times that we all inevitable will face. Perhaps each day we can simply remind ourselves that the day is a gift, and find joy in that alone. The rest is gravy. What do you think?


This is the Day the Lord Has Made, We Will Rejoice and be Glad — 5 Comments

  1. I totally agree, and thank you for such encouraging words. This verse is one of my daily devotions as well, and it seems that during the trying times, like you said, it seems to hold a power of its own; by reminding me that each day His mercies are new, and each day He focuses us on His care and control. By surrendering to Him, our cares seem smaller and somehow in some kind of control we can’t understand fully. there’s great comfort in that.

  2. I’d like to share my favorite verse in the bible with you, “Let not your heart be troubled, yea believe in God believe also in me” That is found in John chptr 14 verse 1. This piece of scripture has always been a comfort to me. “Let not your heart be troubled”. I carry those words with me always. Come to find out, my grandmother, who died when I was only 2 years old, made this piece of scripture her favorite also. How ironic. Wish I would have gotten to know her. Anyway, “Let not your heart be troubled”…… powerful

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