We often need reminders to live with joy. Joy is not rooted in the circumstances of life. Joy is the quiet confidence of a great God who works for our good even if we can’t see the way immediately. MacLaren’s exposition on the joy of the Lord says it this way: “All great thoughts have a solemn quiet in them.” Such is the way of joy. Here are seven reminders for the journey:
- Nehemiah 8.10 …for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
- Psalm 4.7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.
- Psalm 16.11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
- Isaiah 12.3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
- Jeremiah 15.16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.
- Matthew 13.44 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
- John 15.11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
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Published August 17, 2017
Topics: A Life of Faith