Day 35 in 40 Days of Joy

Title: The Joy of the Lord

Scripture: Zephaniah 3:16–17 says,

“On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: ‘Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak. 17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.’”

Main Idea: God is the most joyful being in the universe. He rejoices greatly over his city, over his people.

More: There is infinitely more true joy in heaven than at the wildest worldly party on earth. God wants his people to be joyful as he is joyful.

Faith and Worship Declarations: O Lord, I praise you for your joy. I am joyful, for God is joyful.