Thursday, September 5, 2019

Remember: The joy of the Lord is your strength!

“Most folks are about as happy 
as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln
"...9 Then Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest 
and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people 
said to all the people, 

“This day is holy to the Lord your God; 
do not mourn or weep.” 

For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law. 
Then he said to them, 

“Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, 
and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; 
for this day is holy to our Lord. 
Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 

So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, 

“Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.” 

All the people went away to eat, to drink, 
to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, 
because they understood the words 
which had been made known to them..."

May we choose the joy of the LORD!

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