Week 1 - Joy // Day 7
John 15 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 16 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
John 17 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
Sooner or later the circumstances of any life becomes adverse. Nobody wholly escapes misfortune. Are all your joys at the mercy of things that may happen to you? Have you any sources of joy that no one and no misfortune can take away from you? Jesus had. Consider the sources of His joy mentioned yesterday (Day 6), and see that they are all utterly independent of hostility or the adversity of circumstance. Some day every one needs such reserves of joy as Jesus had in the upper room. Are you in possession of them?