Tag Archives: joy

Joy; October 3, 2022


Psalm 149:4-5 For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds. When the NIV says, “rejoice in this honor,” (the Japanese … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Salvation; October 1, 2022


Psalm 132:9, 16 “May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy.”“I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.” This is presented as a prayer, and then God’s response. … Continue reading

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Tears Before Joy; September 30, 2022


Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. This is a justly famous passage, and it … Continue reading

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Coming Through; September 19, 2022


Psalm 105:43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy. I can’t read this section of this Psalm without singing a song made from the KJV translation that I learned about 43 years ago. … Continue reading

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Focus; September 4, 2022


Psalm 71:23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you– I, whom you have redeemed. Singing praise to God brings joy. The Psalmist is evidently in a pretty rough situation, but when he shifts his focus … Continue reading

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Singing Praise; August 20, 2022


Psalm 33:1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. This Psalm as a whole is very joyful, with the only negative reference I can see being the mention of death and … Continue reading

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Praising God; August 17, 2022


Psalm 30:11-12 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. The musical … Continue reading

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Turning to God; August 16, 2022


Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. In several of his Psalms David starts … Continue reading

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Job’s Joy; August 2, 2022


Job 6:10 Then I would still have this consolation– my joy in unrelenting pain– that I had not denied the words of the Holy One. Job went through a lot. Whether he actually existed or whether the book was written … Continue reading

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God’s Joy; July 30, 2022


Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” This is a very famous phrase, rightly enough, but the Japanese translation flips the meaning in a way that is quite possible from the English, but … Continue reading

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