HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
The joy of the Lord is my strength!
There is the joy of my Lord’s Almightiness. I am weak. I am beset by adversaries. My burdens and my tasks are many. But I have Omnipotence on my side!
There is the joy of my Lord’s Wisdom. How many are His contrivances, what pains He takes, how well-ordered and sure are the methods He employs — to instruct me, to purify me, to crown me! Patiently and graciously He presses to His goal and never once is He betrayed into a false step.
There is the joy of my Lord’s Truth. His great and precious promises — promises of temporal and spiritual deliverances, of holiness, of grace to help in time of need, of Heaven and home at last! Not one of them will fall to the ground.
There is the joy of my Lord’s Love. The Father loves me — He is not satisfied until He has me as a child in His heavenly family. The Son loves me — He pours out His life-blood for me on the Cross, and He lives again to plead for my welfare. The Spirit loves me — He is content to abide with me until I am as pure as Christ is pure.