Joy

2 Tim 3:16                   Romans 15:4             Luke 8:18              John 6:29                    Mark 12:29-31 Titus 3:3-5                 1 Cor 1:30                  Eph 6:17                Lam 3:21                  1 Peter 1:13        2 Tim 1:9                     Romans 7:6               2 Tim 1:7               2 Peter 3:18

JOY

2 Peter 3:18     But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Remember:

Proverbs 1:7  Knowledge begins with respect for the LORD… (nlt,niv)

Ecc 2:26    To the man who pleases him,  God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness…

Isa 33:6 (niv) He (God) will be the sure foundation for your times,  a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.

Col 2:2-4  In him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are safely kept.        (1 Cor 1:30 )

2 Cor 7:1 … we have these promises from God, so we should make ourselves pure – … because we respect God.

Eph 4:11-15  We must become like a mature person, growing until we become like Christ…  

JOY:     

The emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires:    delight,    the expression or exhibition of such emotion  Remember Jesus teaching:

John 15:5-12  I am the vine, and you are the branches. ….I have told you these things so that you can have the same joy I have…. This is my command:   Love each other as I have loved you.

Gal 5:22-26 the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, ….We get our new life from the Spirit

                      Romans 7:6 … So now we serve God in a new way with the Spirit…..

Luke 6:22-23  People will hate you… because you follow the Lord.     Be full of joy at that time…

Phil 3:1  …be full of joy in the Lord.   3  ..our pride is in Christ Jesus.  We do not put trust in ourselves or anything we can do.   (1 Cor 1:31)

Phil 4:4  Be full of joy in the Lord always.   … be full of joy.

James 1:2-5  when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy.… ask for wisdom

                  Romans 5:3-6         1 Peter 4:12-16  

1 Peter 1:8-9 … So you are filled with a joy that cannot be explained….

1 John 1:4  (nlt)  We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.   

Jude 24-25  God is strong and can help you not to fall… and can give you great joy.