The Joy of the Lord…

Scripture: After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.  Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.  About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.  Acts 16:23-25a NIV

Observation: In prison, Paul and Silas sing praises to the Lord.

Application: “…and do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b While Paul and Silas had every reason to mourn their situation they chose to be glad of heart and sing praises to the Lord. They knew where their strength came from. It came from knowing the Lord. Where does your gladness, your joy, your strength come from?

Prayer: Father, thank you for being my strength and my source of joy. Amen

Doug

One Reply to “The Joy of the Lord…”

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