I’ve been pondering my last post – about how joy and grief can and do coexist. And, y’all, I came across the greatest verse this morning in Ecclesiastes 8:15.
“And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, FOR THIS will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.”
The word commend here means to glory in or give praise for. What is he commending? Joy. Why? Because it goes with him in his toil!
Our joy is always present throughout all the days God gives us. The good ones. The hard ones. The confusing ones. The discouraging ones. The what-in-the-world-do-I-now ones.
There is always the joy of the Lord. Always joy.
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