Tag Archives: joy

Participation; September 21, 2017


Nehemiah 12:43 And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. The people’s joy came from … Continue reading

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Emotions; September 4, 2017


Ezra 3:13 No-one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away. Intense emotions of various sorts can indeed become jumbled … Continue reading

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The Joy of Giving; August 11, 2017


1 Chronicles 29:9 The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly. The fact of the matter is, there is joy in giving. … Continue reading

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May 5, 2017


Deuteronomy 16:17 Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you. Here we have another hint as to why God tells us to give Him stuff, and specifically proportional things … Continue reading

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January 30, 2017


3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. The older you get, physically and spiritually, the more true this verse is for you. You realize that the only thing … Continue reading

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January 13, 2017


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. This whole last section of 1 Thessalonians is loaded with “sound bite” teachings which are widely known … Continue reading

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January 7, 2017


Phil 4:4, 13 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! I can do everything through him who gives me strength. This whole passage is dearly loved by many, and for good reason. The only problem is, … Continue reading

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