Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23  meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
 
 
Name  *
Email  *
Enquiry Type *
Message *
 
 
The Joy Of God Over His People
 
Greatness of, described - Zep_3:17; 
Zep 3:17  Jehovah your God is mighty in your midst; He will save, He will rejoice over you with joy; He is silent in His love; He rejoices over you with joyful shout. 
 
ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR
 
Repentance - Luk_15:7; Luk_15:10; 
Luk 15:7  I say to you that likewise joy shall be in Heaven over one sinner who repents, more than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. 
Luk 15:10  Likewise I say to you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents. 
 
Faith - Heb_11:5; Heb_11:6; 
Heb 11:5  By faith Enoch was translated so as not to see death, and he was not found, because God had translated him; for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 
Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 

Fear of him - Psa_147:11; 
Psa 147:11  Jehovah takes pleasure in those who fear Him, who hope in His mercy. 
 
Praying to him - Pro_15:8; 
Pro 15:8  The sacrifice of the wicked is a hateful thing to Jehovah, but the prayer of the upright is His delight. 
 
Hope in his mercy - Psa_147:11; 
Psa 147:11  Jehovah takes pleasure in those who fear Him, who hope in His mercy. 
 
Meekness - Psa_149:4; 
Psa 149:4  For Jehovah takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the meek with salvation. 
 
Uprightness - 1Ch_29:17; Pro_11:20; 
1Ch 29:17  I know also, my God, that You try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy Your people who are present here to offer willingly to You. 
Pro 11:20  They who are of a perverse heart are hateful to Jehovah, but the upright in the way are His delight. 
 
LEADS TO HIM
 
Prosper them - Deu_30:9; 
Deu 30:9  And Jehovah your God will make you have plenty in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your land, for good. For Jehovah will again rejoice over you for good, as He rejoiced over your fathers; 
 
Do them good - Deu_28:63; Jer_32:41; 
Deu 28:63  And it shall be, as Jehovah rejoiced over you to do you good and to multiply you, so Jehovah will rejoice over you to destroy you and to bring you to nothing. And you shall be plucked from off the land where you go to possess it. 
Jer 32:41  Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will truly plant them in this land with all My heart and all My whole soul. 
 
Deliver them - 2Sa_22:20; 
2Sa 22:20  He brought me forth also into a large place. He delivered me because He delighted in me. 
 
Comfort them - Isa_65:19; 
Isa 65:19  I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and I will rejoice in My people; and the voice of weeping will no more be heard in her, nor the voice of crying be heard in her. 
 
Give them the inheritance - Num_14:8; 
Num 14:8  If Jehovah delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey. 
 
Illustrated - Isa_62:5; Luk_15:23; Luk_15:24; 
Isa 62:5  For as a young man marries a virgin, so will your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so will your God rejoice over you. 
Luk 15:23  And bring the fattened calf here and kill it. And let us eat and be merry, 
Luk 15:24  for this my son was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry. 
 
Exemplified
 
Solomon - 1Ki_10:9; 
1Ki 10:9  Blessed is Jehovah your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel. Because Jehovah loved Israel forever; therefore, He made you king to do judgment and justice.