Joy is an act or a grace of character poured into men’s lives. Because in their hearts abides love, joy, peace to God. Jesus Christ pledged Himself to impart His joy to remain in us, with the issue that our joy should be full.
God is ‘the gladness of our joy’ and all our delights come from communion with him.
The true field of religion is in moving amongst men and the true basis of all service of men is love and fellowship with God.
22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness,faith” 23 “Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
Concern for mankind thru love, joy, peace. Not being self-centered. Doing for others what is right, despite their character, appearance, social status.
Related to happiness, only happiness requires right circumstances where joy does not. Jesus Christ felt joy though He faced heavy trials. Be joyful by God.
Peace of mind and peace with God. Bear with one another, being slow to anger. Behaving toward others kindly, as God has behaved toward us. Generosity of spirit that springs from imitation with Jesus Christ. Describes a person who is trustworthy and who will always stand up for God’s way. We can count on another should work at imitating the faithfulness of God. Consider tactful in conduct rather that correction. Never angry wrongly. Discipline which gives us victory over the wrong pulls of our mind and body.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame. Hence shall set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The true field of religion is in moving amongst men, and the true basis of all service of men is love and fellowship with God.
Meekness even more distinctly contemplates a condition of things which is contrary to the Christian life, and points to a submissiveness of spirit which does not lift itself up against oppositions.