Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
(Psalms 100:1 (NIV))
If we base our joy on things of this earth, it is fleeting.
Think about the things of this world that bring you joy. Do you realize how quickly these things could change? Not only is it possible for your joy to be quickly changed, it is also possible for it to turn to grief. As humans, we place far too much emphasis on the things of this world. Even family and friends can change and turn our joy upside down. How do we focus on a joy that will never fade when all around us is temporary?
…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
(Nehemiah 8:10b (NIV))
We are to find our true joy in the Lord!
The psalmist took that concept even further. He instructed the whole earth to shout for joy to the Lord. Can you imagine the majesty and the glory when the whole world, with one voice, lifts up their joyous praise to the Lord? If you look at the current situations in the world, it is easy to think that this is never going to happen, but God has other plans. It will happen at some point in the future. It will happen when everything is made new.
It will happen…
Do you desire to see and hear this shout to the Lord?
What a glorious day this will be!