Last week we looked at the fruit of the Spirit. In the past we have looked at love. Now I would like to tackle joy. Joy is used 59 times in the New Testament. It is defined as gladness. Since joy is a characteristic, it should show action. So today we will look at Great Joy, tomorrow, With Joy, and Friday, Affliction/Tribulation Joy.
Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Matthew 28:8 And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word
Luke 24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
So what do we see?
- They rejoiced
- Fear and ran
If we are joyous, we should be radiating it.
Have a day full of Great Joy.