Cheerfulness brings joy, the light of the eyes rejoices the heart and abiding in Christ’s commandments brings joy. The disciples were filled with joy when Jesus sent the Holy Spirit because they knew He was in heaven and was fulfilling the promise He had given them. Joy comes from abiding in Christ. God turns mourning into peace. God’s commands bring joy to the heart and good children bring joy to the Father.
A cheerful look brings joy
Proverbs 15:30 30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy.
Comes from abiding in Christ
John 15:10, 11 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
Filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit
Acts 13:52 52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Fullness of joy in God’s presence
Psalm 16:11 11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
God anoints with oil of joy
Psalm 45:7 7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
God turns mourning into joy
Jeremiah 31:13 13 “Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance,
And the young men and the old, together;
For I will turn their mourning to joy,
Will comfort them,
And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.
God’s commands bring joy to heart
Psalm 19:8 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
Good children bring joy to the Father
Proverbs 23:24 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.
Humble will be filled with fresh joy
Isaiah 29:19 19 The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord, And the poor among men shall rejoice In the Holy One of Israel.
Joy at answered prayer
John 16:24 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Joy for those whose rebellion is forgiven
Psalm 32:1, 2 1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Joy from the Holy Spirit
Romans 14:17 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 1:6 6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
Joy in trusting God
Psalm 40:4 4 Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Knowledge will fill you with joy
Proverbs 2:10 10 When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,
Long hair is a woman’s joy
1 Corinthians 11:15 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering.
Look forward to joys of heaven
Colossians 1:5 5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
Mourning turns into joyful dancing
Psalm 30:11 11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
Plant in tears, harvest in joy
Psalm 126:5 5 Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
Serve God with joy
Psalm 100:2 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
Shout for joy
Psalm 71:22, 23 22 Also with the lute I will praise You—
And Your faithfulness, O my God!
To You I will sing with the harp,
O Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You,
And my soul, which You have redeemed.
Take joy in doing God’s will
Psalm 40:8 8 I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.”
Trials, count it all joy
James 1:2 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
Worthy wife is her husband’s joy
Proverbs 12:4 4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
There is joy for those whose rebellion has been forgiven. There is joy from the Holy Spirit. There is joy in trusting God. Long hair is a woman’s joy. Serve God with joy. Take joy in doing God’s will. A worthy wife is her husband’s joy.
All of these should be taken seriously for they are all true and bring joy to the heart and soul which is wonderful for the body and the mind. Joy is a gift sent from God and comes to us as the fruit of the Spirit.
Note: The common denominator in this message is God. All people share God and Jesus for a while. But only believers can share joy from God and Jesus after this life, forever and ever.
One good thing about truth, the Gospel is God’s Truth, tell it and teach it to others and you will please God and build many rewards in heaven .
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name. I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Joy.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,