Joy, the second fruit of the spirit from Galatians 5:22, a word used over 100 times in the old and new testaments, but what is it? What is joy? Ask most people and they will say that it is happiness; but a true Christian understanding of joy goes beyond happiness. In this Five Minutes with Tony podcast, Tony discusses joy.
Scripture: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.” John 15:9-11
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.” Romans 15:11
Reflections: What makes happiness different than joy? Have you ever felt true joy? What was the occasion and how did it make you feel? What can we do to have more joy in our lives?