1) Create your own (Self)
Isaiah 65:18 NKJV – But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, And her people a joy.
2) Choose Christ-honoring creation (Saints)
1 Chronicles 29:17 NKJV – “I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to offer willingly to You.
3) Co-sign the culture (Secular) – be especially careful to set a good example
Psalm 126:2 NKJV – Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”
Romans 15:9-11 NKJV – and that the Gentiles might glorify God for [His] mercy, as it is written: “For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles, And sing to Your name.” And again he says: “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!” And again: “Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples!”
Romans 14:12-13 NKJV – So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in [our] brother’s way.