"Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” ~ Nehemiah 8:10
The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength Meaning
The meaning of this phrase from Nehemiah 8:10 is simply to rejoice in the Lord for strength against despair and grief. To rejoice, as the Lord commanded them on such days as these, was a means both of increasing their bodily strength and their inward strength, and of fitting them the more to perform their duty to God and men with cheerfulness, which sorrow and heaviness made unfit for; and the joy which has the Lord for its object, and comes from him, is the cause of renewing spiritual strength, so as to run and not be weary, walk and not faint, in the ways of God. (Excerpt from BibleStudyTools)
May we find strength in our joy that Jesus Christ has trampled down death, saving us from the wages of sin. "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31
Bible Verses about Joy in the Lord
Read Bible verses about joy in the Lord, Jesus Christ. Rejoice in the Lord and praise His name!
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
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.
1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.