Saturday, June 2, 2012

the joy of the LORD

Proverbs 15:15 (KJV)

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

     A feast is more than an ordinary meal. It includes the idea of company, music, entertainment, unusual or special foods. in general, a feast involves eating plus having a good time. In our world, we see a great pursuit of "good times." People are trying so hard to find pleasure and satisfaction. You often hear the question, "Are we having fun yet?" The world is trying to find the right things in all the wrong places. In John 4:32, Jesus says, "32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of." Believers do not have to spend a lot of money to go to a music concert. They have a song going on inside of them continuously. It is the song of the LORD. Jesus is singing it within our hearts. (read Zephaniah 3:17) Christians don't have to wait up to hear some standup comedian on T.V. tell the latest jokes. They have the joy of the LORD within them giving them a "merry heart." When the world comes up with a booklet called, "How to Party Every Night of the Week." the Christian's response is, "I don't have to clutter my life with a lot of socializing; I'm so contented serving the LORD that I don't need partying." The joy of the LORD is like a continuous feast. We are not anti-social, just contented and happy. We don't have to go around looking for what we have already found.

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