Re:Verse Passage – John 15:9-17 (day five)
“These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full”. In Isaiah Jesus is described as a “man of sorrows and acquainted with grief”. In these last moments with the disciples, Jesus wants to talk about joy. His joy. Our joy. Where does it come from? It comes from the Word of God (I have spoken to you). We find joy as we study, learn, and apply the Word of God. It comes from a close walk with Christ. Christ’s joy is placed within us as we abide with Him (My joy may be in you). His joy/our joy remains in the midst of trials, grief, hardships, and pain. Joy marked the life of Christ and should be a distinguishing characteristic in the heart and life of a believer.