What brings you joy? The Cambridge Dictionary defines joy as “great happiness or pleasure”. I think we intuitively see joy as something deeper, more significant than happiness, hence the definition says, “great happiness”.
The Lexham Bible Dictionary on the Logos Bible software platform says that “joy is more a state of being than an emotion” Think about that a moment, a state of being rather than an emotion. It is related more to our thinking, more of a choice or decision, than just happenstance, which is what happiness tends to be.
This message is the first in a new series on the Bible book of Philippians, where joy is a major theme. Join us as we take a look at Paul's joy and learn where real, lasting joy comes from.