“That’s Where the Joy Comes From”
Nehemiah 12: 42b, 43: “And the singers sang, with Jezrahiah their leader, and on that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because God had given them great joy, even the women and children rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard from afar.” Where can you find joy? From the source, God Himself. When the people had faithfully obeyed Him and completed the building of the Jerusalem Wall, and were busy being thankful for His support and favor, their joy was witnessed for miles around. As a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22) and an evidence of the Kingdom (Romans 14: 17) joy is always there to strengthen the hearts of the people of God.