I’ve Got the Joy by Renee Fisher

I’ve Got the Joy
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me — now let me rejoice.

— Psalm 51:7-8 (NLT)

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart. Where? The fruit of unspeakable joy doesn’t even compare to the kind of happiness the world has to offer. Yesterday we read about the fruit of the Spirit and how it makes us seem like we’re under the influence.

People sing under the influence. King David knew joy. He was the king of Israel and had waited a very long time to sit on the throne. But something happened one spring. Second Samuel 11:1 says, “In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.”

David might have become too comfortable in his role as king, or maybe he was taking the summer off. I’m sure you can relate. After a semester of school and work, it’s nice to ...

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