I. Definitions.
A. joy: A vivid emotion of pleasure arising from a sense of well-being or satisfaction; the
feeling or state of being highly pleased or delighted; exultation of spirit; gladness, delight.
B. rejoice: trans. To enjoy by possessing; to have full possession and use of (a thing). Obs.
2. To gladden, make joyful, exhilarate (a person, his spirits, etc.).
II. Rejoicing is not optional. It is a command of God. PHIL 3:1.
A. B. C. D.
III. Not all A.
C. D.
It is not a momentary requirement. PHIL 4:4; 1TH 5:16.