If You’re Happy And You Know It
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.?— Nehemiah 8:10
I asked my friend Addison what her favorite Bible verse is, and she told me Nehemiah 8:10, which is our verse for today. I was shocked to hear this from my friend because Addison is eight years old. It reminds me of the song that says, “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.”
Happiness is something we wear on our sleeves. Joy yields results. Nehemiah told his people, the Israelites, not to be sad because Jesus was going to fix their problem. You see, Nehemiah asked permission from an enemy king whom he was serving to leave and help his people rebuild their city wall. The entire book is actually quite fas- cinating. I encourage you to read through it.
There were many obstacles to build this enormous wall, and the Israelites didn’t have any fancy to ...
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