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Bible verses about Fruits of God's Holy Spirit: Joy
(From Forerunner Commentary)

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

Solomon admits that his quest rewarded him with a certain amount of joy, but he still found it unsatisfactory. We might think that with all his wealth, good health, and a discerning mind, he would have had joy in abundance. What he accomplished, however, did not leave him with an enduring sense of well-being because his search continued after this experiment ended. He seems so frustrated that he says we should seize the joy as it comes along and be content with it (verse 24). His ultimate conclusion, found in verse 26, is that God determines whether we experience joy.

John W. Ritenbaugh
The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy


 

Ecclesiastes 12:1

Solomon is urging this because, when God is neglected, the capacity for having joy in one's life is diminished. He is saying, "Get started now, when you're young!"

John W. Ritenbaugh
Ecclesiastes and the Feast of Tabernacles (Part 2)


 

Ephesians 5:18

Notice what follows because Paul is pointing out activities of those who are filled with the Spirit.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Unity (Part 7): Ephesians 4 (D)


 

 




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