Tag Archives: Joy

Walk after the Lord – Deuteronomy 13:4

Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. – Deuteronomy 13:4 Meditation:  I used to enjoy following my dad around my grandfather’s farm and to the store and elsewhere as a youth.  When I was […]

The LORD reigneth – Psalms 97:1

The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. – Psalms 97:1 Meditation:  Lest we forget, our God reigns.  He reigns in Heaven.  He reigns on Earth.  Praise God for His mercy and grace!  Praise the Lord for His majesty and holiness!  For all that is good, praise the […]

Finishing My Course With Joy – Acts 20:22-24

And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:  Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.  But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might […]

Be An Example – 1 Timothy 4:12

​Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12 Meditation:  The exuberance of youth is fun to observe.  As a father of four, I am blessed to see my children laugh and play, learn […]

Better Things – Hebrews 11:40

​Hebrews 11:40 – God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Meditation: In ancient times, the revelation of God and His Word were largely limited to the Israelites and their forefathers.  Few others received the same level of grace shown to Jacob’s children.   As a […]

Joy – 1 Chronicles 29:9

​1 Chronicles 29:9 – Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord : and David the king also rejoiced with great joy. Meditation:  Where does joy come from?  I do not mean happiness but rather the hard to define quality that can endure hardship […]

Happy – 2 Chronicles 9:7

​2 Chronicles 9:7 – Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom. Are you happy?   More than happy, are you joyful?  If so, praise GOD!  If not, then why aren’t you happy and full of joy?  I imagine there may be many reasons. […]