April 1


The fruit of the Spirit is . . . joy.

Joy in the Holy Spirit. § Inexpressible and full of glory.

Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing… Exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation. § We also glory in tribulations.

Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame. § These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. § As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! § The joy of the Lord is your strength.

In Your presence is fullness of joy; … at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. § For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Gal. 5:22; Rom. 14:17; 1 Peter 1:8; 2 Cor. 6:10; 7:4; Rom. 5:3; Heb. 12:2;
John 15:11; 2 Cor. 1:5; Phil. 4:4; Neh. 8:10; Ps. 16:11; Rev. 7:17


Gideon built an altar . . . and called it The-Lord-Is-Peace.

Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around. His name shall be Solomon [peaceful], for I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days.

Indeed a greater than Solomon is here. § Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. § My people will dwell in a peaceful habituation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places, though hail comes down on the forest, and the city is brought low in humiliation.

He Himself is our peace. § This One shall be peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land.

These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings.

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.

Judg. 6:24; 1 Chron. 22:9; Matt. 12:42; Isa. 9:6; 32:18–19;
Eph. 2:14; Mic. 5:5; Rev. 17:14; John 14:27

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