Tag: Joy

Psalm 43

Jack Kelley 90x115by Jack Kelley

Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from deceitful and wicked men. You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

From Sorrow to Joy

Greg Laurie 90x115by Greg Laurie

I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. So I said, “Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?”
—Ecclesiastes 2:1-2

Solomon, who went on a binge and experimented on an epic scale with pretty much everything this world has to offer, came to this conclusion: “I said to myself, ‘Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.’ But I found that this, too, was meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 2:1). Then he added, “Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?” (verse 2).

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