The Christian's joy


“Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice” (NRSV, Philippians 4:4)

The keynote of the Christian Faith is joy, and when individual Christians truly accept that faith as the basis of their whole relationship with God, and freely allow it in all its depth and power to shape their thinking and to direct their lives, then there is of necessity found in them that essential element of joy.

And it is a joy that touches them at the centre of their being because the Christian Faith is not only concerned with the ultimate reality of life both here and hereafter; it is also something that is actually experienced in one’s own soul.

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