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…neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

In Acts 2:28 we read: “Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance (Your Presence).

This word “joy” from the Greek euphrosune is rooted in its meaning – to be in a “right mind” – for us – the mind of Christ.

Then, in Isaiah 26: 3 & 4 we are told:

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength…

We see “mind” is used again. Whose mind is stayed on Thee (God) has strength.

Mind on Him = Peace
Mind on Him = Strength
His Countenance (Presence) = Joy

Jesus = Peace, Strength, Joy

The Joy of our Strength is not a WHAT but rather a WHO.

The joy of knowing Christ Jesus is our strength!

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