Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Wings of Joy

(This is by A. W. Pink, from Profiting from the Word; reprinted in the 2008 fall issue of Heartcry.)

Joy is to the soul what wings are to the bird, enabling us to soar above the things of earth. This is brought out plainly in Nehemiah 8:10: “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Confession of sin and mourning over the same have their place, and communion with God cannot be maintained without them. Nevertheless, when true repentance has been exercised and things put right with God, we must leave those things behind and press on to the things which are before us.

Where there is despair, there is no longer power for obedience. If there be no joy, there can be no worship.

1 comment:

  1. "If there can be no joy, there can be no worship." - I love this.