Jesus is risen. You can receive great joy from the Holy Spirit.

Jesus is risen. You can receive great joy from the Holy Spirit.

“Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced [samach], for God had made them rejoice [samach] with great joy [gadol simchah]” (Neh 12:43)

“for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Rom 14:17)

“And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit” (1Thes 1:6)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Gal 5:22-23)

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom 15:13)

“And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 13:52)

“Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (Neh 8:10)

“in Your presence is fullness of joy” (Ps 16:11)

“So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness.” (2Sam 6:12)

“And all the people went up after him; and the people played the flutes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth seemed to split with their sound.” (1Kin 1:40)

“Then David spoke to the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers accompanied by instruments of music, stringed instruments, harps, and cymbals, by raising the voice with resounding joy.” (1Chr 15:16)

“Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had offered willingly to the LORD; and King David also rejoiced greatly.” (1Chr 29:9)

“So they ate and drank before the LORD with great gladness on that day. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time” (1Chr 29:22)

“Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies.” (2Chr 20:27)

“So they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshiped.” (2Chr 29:30)

“Yet many shouted aloud for joy” (Ezra 3:12)

“for the LORD made them joyful” (Ezra 6:22)

“as the days on which the Jews had rest from their enemies, as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy for them, and from mourning to a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and joy, of sending presents to one another and gifts to the poor.” (Est 9:22)

“You have put gladness in my heart” (Ps 4:7)

“You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence.” (Ps 21:6)

“Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy” (Ps 43:4)

“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.” (Ps 68:3)

“The hope of the righteous will be gladness” (Ps 10:28)

“It is a joy for the just to do justice” (Prov 21:15)

“The humble also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” (Isa 29:19)

“Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy” (Isa 60:5)

“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God” (Isa 61:10)

“Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything” (Deut 28:47)

“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.” (Ps 51:12)

Reading: Neh 12-13; Est 1; Acts 8