Joy Source

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.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Joy Source”

  1. Great blog. I found it to be true that joy can only be found in full force when we study the Word of God and can apply and act on His Word in consistent to His will.

    We can find joy in our hearts in the midst of trials and sorrows if we feel that God will be with us if we have faith and trust in Him. I also found that we will find joy when we can do and act on what is important to us in consistent with God’s teachings. So the only thing we can find joy on earth is to be able to act on what we love and have the passion for in making a difference in our surroundings. Probably love for one another and joy are the Christians’ brand! We don’t spread sorrows but spread love for one another and joy as we walk with Christ. Joy gives hope!

    Phuong Le Callaway, PHD, CA

  2. If and as joy is the foundation in Christians’ life, joy then should be a strategy that will drive all Christians’ decisions and behaviors. As such, joy will be in full force, I would argue, when we can execute each of God’s commandment! Do you track your joy as your life accomplishments in place of sorrows? Do you track God’s blessings instead of constant complaints and judging? What makes you find joy most? I am interested in learning from you, the Everyday Devotional readers!

    Phuong Le Callaway, PHD, CA

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