The Power of Joy

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Proverbs ESV (English Standard Version)

A man’s spirit will endure sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? 18:14

A joyful heart is good medicine,

but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. 17:22

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A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. 15:13

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones. 15:30

 

 

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Advent , rejoicing with joy

“Worshiping Jesus means joyfully ascribing authority and dignity to Christ with sacrificial gifts.

 

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

MATTHEW 2:10, ESV

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

 

Three wise men

 

 

“Worshiping Jesus means joyfully ascribing authority and dignity to Christ with sacrificial gifts.

We ascribe ( credit, attribute, attach ) to him. We don’t add to him.

God is not served by human hands as though he needed anything (Acts 17:25).

 

 

Excerpted from

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper

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