David Jeremiah Devotional 7 November 2022 Monday Message
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TOPIC: The Secret
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11
Recommended Reading: Philippians 4:11-13
In March 2022, CNN reported on the findings of the World Happiness Report, a United Nations publication. The report ranked 150 nations in the world in terms of happiness. For the fifth time, Finland was rated the happiest nation with Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Israel, and New Zealand rounding out the top ten.
Also instructive would be a survey of the most joyful nations, distinguishing joy from happiness. In general, happiness is deemed to be based on circumstances, but joy goes deeper—it is a sense of peace and contentment in spite of circumstances. The Bible acknowledges both happiness and joy, but focuses on the latter when it comes to persevering during hard times. When writing from prison in Rome, Paul stressed contentment (joy) in spite of his circumstances. He had “learned . . . to be content” (Philippians 4:11), suggesting it was a “secret” (verse 12, NASB) and realizing “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (verse 13).
Christ wants us to be full of joy, to be content in all things. Make sure that His joy is abiding in you today.
Joy in the Lord should be the loftiest of joy.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: John 13 – 15
David Jeremiah Devotional 7th November 2022 Message. Turning Point God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.