When they had read it, they rejoiced over its encouragement.
This scripture reminds me of a true story. The battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18, 1815 between Napoleon’s French Army, and a coalition led by the Duke of Wellington. The war had raged on for 23 years.
In London England the highest building kept the news of how the war was progressing. This was done by pasting 18 inch cardboard letters across one side of the building.
This one day as they began to paste the letters, the words “Wellington defeated” began to show, when all of a sudden a cloud came down and covered the top of the building. As you can imagine the people in London became despondent, and then the cloud began to lift and the rest of the news showed “Napoleon at Waterloo.” The people that stayed to read the news began to rejoice.
God’s words are sometimes like that, but do not give up reading, because you do not understand. The Holy Spirit will give you the understanding you are searching for, and you will be rejoicing also.