Saturday, July 11, 2020

What is true joy?

Spiritual joy is not the same as emotional excitement. It is not a passing emotion. It is the "joy of the LORD". The Son of God calls it MY joy. It is the fruit of the Spirit. It is an intelligent joy. It is not a carnal joy, like people experience at [some earthly, temporary thing that excites them]. 
The Lord's joy is a joy of the mind, but is rational. It has spiritual things as it's object. The kingdom of God is ... joy. It is a lasting joy.  -L. Justice

"Joy is a cheerfulness - a conviction, that whatever God does is right. It is a sweet agreement with the providence of God, and an intense delight with the Son Himself." - Spurgeon

"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full." -John 15:11

"And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full." 1 John 1:4

 "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full." John 16:24