Thursday, January 5, 2017

Joy in the Psalms

One of the things which I have done in my study on joy is walk through all the verses that mention joy in the Psalms and Proverbs.  I hand wrote all of those verses in my journal.  Here are some conclusions that I drew:

  1. Joy comes from trusting in the Lord (Ps 5:11)
  2. Joy  is in the presence of the Lord (Ps. 16:11)
  3. Joy comes from the Lord’s salvation (Ps. 21:1)
  4. Joy is worshipping God - we offer sacrifices of joy (Ps. 27:6)
  5. Joy comes at the end of trials (Ps. 30:5)
  6. Joy is in the Lord (Ps. 32:11)
  7. Joy is in doing right (Ps. 32:11)
  8. The Lord wants us to have joy and prosperity (Ps. 35:27)
  9. We worship through joy (Ps. 42:4)
  10. The presence of God and His city brings joy (Ps. 48:1)
  11. We can ask God for joy (Ps. 51:8)
  12. Initial joy is in salvation (Ps. 51:12)
  13. God restores lost joy (Ps. 51:12)
  14. Physical blessings can bring joy (Ps. 65:13)
  15. We can rejoice (or have joy) just knowing that God is righteous (Ps. 67:4)
  16. We reap joy after the trial (which is often sowing in tears) (Ps. 126:5)
  17. Wisdom and peace bring joy (Prov. 12:20)
  18. Joy is not dependent on others (they cannot take my joy away) (Prov. 14:10)
  19. Giving the right answer brings us joy (Prov. 15:23)
  20. Wise children bring joy (Prov. (17:21; 23:24)
  21. Joy comes from doing right (Prov. 21:15)

1 comment:

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful study Andrea - thank you for sharing it, it has bolstered my joy in a difficult situation.