Welcome back to our Fruit of Spirit Series.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
The Promise of Joy:
Proverbs 15:30 (NIV)
30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 15:13 (NIV)
13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
Psalms 126:5-6 (NIV)
5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
Proverbs 21:15 (NIV)
15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
Proverbs 12:20 (NIV)
20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
Psalms 19:8 (NIV)
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
Isaiah 51:11 (NIV)
11 The ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)
This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”