Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! —Psalm 32:11 Charles H. Spurgeon comments on this verse in The Treasury of David: Be glad. Happiness is not only our privilege, but our duty. Truly we serve a generous God, since he makes it a part of … More Spurgeon on Psalm 32: God is to be the garden of our soul’s delight.
Psalm 43:3-4 Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. John Piper, in a sermon, … More John Piper: Authentic joy in God will overflow with praises.
John Piper, in a sermon, “The Kingdom of Heaven Is a Treasure”, helps us see the main point in Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. … More John Piper: we can lose everything with joy if we gain Christ.
For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. John Piper, in a sermon, “The Present Power of a Future Possession” So Hebrews 10:34 is saying that the key to the indomitable joy … More Our Knowing is Owing to Christ
John Piper, in a message, “The Lips of Knowledge Are a Precious Jewel” (Proverbs 20:15) Now finally, “the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel” because while having knowledge opens the door to eternal life and the joy of holiness, speaking knowledge gives you the doubled joy of taking someone with you through that door. It … More Speaking with Lips of Knowledge
Since we have just finished reading Ezra and Nehemiah, this article will bless you- John Piper, at Desiring God Blog: Here’s another reason I am joyfully committed to expository exultation, that is, preaching. Look at this amazing statement of what biblical exposition is like when it’s done well—in the power of God’s Spirit and riveted … More God’s Word, Good Exposition, Great Joy, Much Strength
Nehemiah 12:43 And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away. C.H. Spurgeon comments: “For the Lord had made them glad with great joy.” God alone can give us this great joy. … More God gives joy!