June has been a month of celebration for many people for many reasons. The Golden State Warriors recently won the NBA Championship. It’s their fourth title in eight years. After the game there was champagne being drunk and sprayed in their locker room. Their coach Steve Kerr said in an interview the next morning that he was “Hunger over from last night.” Most sports team will celebrate a championship with alcohol and partying. A few days later the Warriors had their parade as well. There was profanity used by some of the players who spoke to a crowd filled with thousands of people.

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June is also known as Gay Pride month. This is when people celebrate the sinful lifestyle of homosexuality. There are rainbow flags being flown. Most companies will change the color of their logos for the month. Sports teams will put something pride related on their jerseys to show support for this sinful lifestyle. These are two examples of how the world often celebrates. The world will celebrate sin. They will call evil good and call good evil. Woe to those who do so, Isaiah 5:20. The world will engage in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, Ephesians 5:11.

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What about us? June has been a month of celebration for us! As Christians, we have had many reasons to celebrate. There have been several Bible studies taking place in our community. That’s reason for us to celebrate and rejoice. Jesus said in John 4:36, “Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.” We have reason to rejoice. Our joy and celebration are rooted in righteousness and holiness, not sin.

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There have been three precious souls saved this month by the blood of Jesus! Their eyes were turned from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God. They received forgiveness of sins, Acts 26:18. This is reason for us to celebrate. The angels rejoice in heaven when ONE sinner REPENTS, Luke 15:10. If heaven itself responds with joy when one sinner repents, let us do the same. Have you been celebrating this month? Have you been rejoicing this month? Have you been giving thanks to God and sharing your joy with others? Let’s show the world what true celebration should be all about!

Benjamin Lee