Joy . . .

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, …”  ~ Galatians 5:22

“for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”  ~ Nehemiah 8:10

Question: Suppose I could gain everything I wanted in the world, however it was at the expense of my joy, what would I have really gained?

Three Possibilities – Thinking things through:

~ I pass my exam, so I am joyful.
~ I flunk my exam, so I am joyless.
~ I flunk my exam, however I still am joyful.