Joy in the LORD’s Salvation

The Scripture says, “When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.  And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’”  (Matthew 3:16-17) It is our prayer that these selected Bible verses about joy in the LORD’s salvation will help guide you to the LORD our God … for “there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”  (Luke 15:10)

 

In heaven angels are shown to be rejoicing over those who repent of their sins and turn to God’s love on earth.  The angels know that without the LORD our God we are hopeless for they know what God has done for humanity.  So, the heavenly beings rejoice in God’s salvation and recovery of any person from sin.  Luke 15:7 says, “I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”

 

Scripture Verses for Meditation:

 

“Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!” (Psalm 100:1)

 

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”  (James 1:2-4)

 

“Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.”  (Romans 12:12)

 

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  (Romans 15:13)

 

“Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again, I will say, rejoice!”  (Philippians 4:4)

 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”  (Galatians 5:22)

 

“This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”  (Psalm 118:24)

 

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fulness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”  (Psalm 16:11)

 

“My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, and my soul, which You have redeemed.”  (Psalm 71:23)

 

“The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.” (Proverbs 10:28)

 

“Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf.  I am filled with comfort.  I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.”  (2 Corinthians 6:6)

 

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

Prayer:

 

LORD, I know that You love me.  I accept Your love and I will share it today and every day that you give me on my journey on earth.  Thank you for giving me a new heart and for putting Your Holy Spirit within me.  I am now completely whole in You.  I will always rejoice in your gift of salvation to me and all those who will repent and turn from sin.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

All Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

 

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Scriptural Readings and Moments of Meditation; email: cburns@naavets.org