John 15:11

Growth in Joy

John 15:11"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."

Jesus points the way to joy, a divine quality of character that is possessed and given only by God. It is rooted in a relationship with the Holy Spirit, not in earthly or material things. This kind of Joy is derived from the confidence that the price of dying to our will holds the inevitable certainty of eventually our realizing the triumph of His. For Jesus, bringing us into fellowship with God was His delight, though He had to endure the Cross which was the means to that eventual joy.

See: Growth in Love  Growth in Servanthood

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