Rejoice in the Lord
Missed opportunities can be costly. The Hebrew people miss the opportunity to worship Yahweh is spirit and truth, cavorting around a golden calf instead. Invited guests miss the opportunity to celebrate with their king at a wedding banquet. Pointedly, another guest misses the opportunity to clothe himself in the proper attire. Could the wedding garment he should have worn be symbolic of truly glorifying the Lord (as the Israelites failed to do), or clothing your life in constant rejoicing and prayer (as Paul suggests)? When we give God glory, when we show our constant gratitude, when we live with joy, we embrace the opportunity to celebrate God’s kingdom and even bring that kingdom into being on earth.