Nehemiah said," Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." (8:10)
Also in Psalm 21:6: "Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence."
When I put these two verses together I got this:
- The joy of the Lord (of being in his presence) will be our strength!
- Strength for what? to overcome temptation and live how Jesus lived. It is only by his grace that we live like he lived!
The joy of the Lord (of being in his presence) will be our strength! (To overcome temptation and live as Jesus lived! His grace gives us the power to do so!)
Lets live in his joy!!!
All for Jesus!