​​"Leap for joy” sounds like an exciting thing, a leap for some great victory.  The context of the scripture is that Jesus is speaking to His disciples of the day when people will hate them, revile them, and reject them as evil.  They will suffer these ignominies because of the name of Jesus whom they serve.  It is not immediately seen as a victory, but it ultimately is because those who revile them are not believing the message of the Son of God, Jesus.  They are being reviled by those who are servants of the evil one, but they can leap for joy and rejoice because they are being treated as their Lord was treated.  They share in His ultimate victory.  Am I willing to leap for joy today when someone calls me “one of those out of touch Bible thumpers who doesn’t know anything?” 

"Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven.  For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets." (NIV)


Leap for Joy

Luke 6:23