God wants us to show our love by rejoicing in Him. Deuteronomy 12:1-19 shows God’s priority on this.  In the New Testament, the temple becomes the church (not the location but the people).  Our rejoicing becomes not just for God’s blessing on what we attempt but in all things.


John 4:24; 1 Cor. 6:18-20; 1 Cor. 10:31; 1 Thess. 5:16-18; Rom 8:28; James 1:2

Eph 2:20;  1 Peter 4:10-11; 2 John 4ff.; Matt 5:12