THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
It was the beginning of the semester, and the teacher was just getting the class organized.
Just then, a man walked into the classroom holding a large grocery bag.
Teacher, “May I help you?”
(Thinking he had the wrong class room.)
Man, “I’m sorry, but this room is where they told me to bring the ice cream.”
(As he placed the grocery bag on her desk.)
Imagine the children’s joy as the man emptied the bag and provided spoons!
Imagine the teacher dealing with the distraction!
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
1 Peter 1:8-9
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing,
ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
The “joy unspeakable” of faith is the “salvation of your souls.”
For those who come out of duty, religion, or because Momma said so,
"joy unspeakable” seems only a “distraction.”
Most folk consider faith and joy as stark contrasts.
But for those who come in genuine faith the JOY is REAL!
True faith in Christ produces joy overflowing!
The “end of your faith” is ALREADY accomplished!
Having surrendered to Christ, you KNOW that heaven is real and you’re headed there!
Though you “see Him not,” at the present time, you KNOW you will have ETERNITY in His PRESENCE!
Faith grants the CONFIDENCE of completion in Christ!
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Faith in Christ produces the knowledge that God’s “wisdom” is so “deep,” that
you desire to know MORE about Him each day!
Oh! The JOY of seeing a person receive Christ as Lord!
Oh! The JOY of seeing new Christians digging in to learn more about Jesus!
Oh! The JOY of being in church, and giving to produce the spread of the Gospel!
Oh! The JOY of having Christian friends who love you ALWAYS!
Are you living in the JOY of salvation?
If not, you can be REVIVED!
Call on the Lord, and He will RESTORE your joy!!
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Today, resolve to LIVE your faith in the JOY of salvation!