"Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright." Psalm 33:1
IN JESUS TODAY!
As previously discussed, some people are afraid to rejoice, or don't know how and therefore have never tried. Herein, we find that the upright shall rejoice, the upright shall set the example for others to follow; we have many reasons to rejoice, we should never prevent ourselves! According to Mathew 5:1-10, we all have reason to rejoice as each of us are blessed for one reason or another, so why walk ye with a long face? We are the righteous herein described, we are saved! Not by our own actions, but by the wonderful sacrifice that Jesus has made for us! It is the blood sacrifice of Jesus that makes us so, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!" Our faith in Jesus justifies us, and therefore, we the righteous, are commanded and required to rejoice, it is comely, meaning it is a part of an Ambassadors position description. "Praise ye the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and instruments of ten strings." Psalm 33:2 God loves music, he loves singing, and why not? Why shouldn't he? He has accomplished a great victory! It is cause for rejoicing for all of us, his righteous who are described here in these nine verses of Mathew 5. Rejoice is the command in verse 12, and how shall we second guess this when here in Psalm 33:2 we are told to use these tools should we need help, the harp, psaltery, and instrument of ten strings.
Perhaps each of these ten represent the "blessed are ye" when strumming the strings one at a time? There is no doubt and there should never be any confusion! To rejoice is right! So all ye righteous, Rejoice in the Lord!