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Joy...Joy...Unspeakable Joy

Reading from "Nine Fruits of The Spirit"  By Robert Strand




XAPi A, (Greek) chara, Pronounced khar-ahi, meaning:  cheerfulness, calm delight; gladness multiplied greatly; to be exceedingly full of joy!!


-However , here in James:2, the word joy is modified and enhanced with the word "pure," as in "Consider it pure joy."   It is the original language word keth-ar-os, meaning "clean and clear." So an amplified version of this phase could read:  "Consider it to be clean, clear, cheerfulness, and a calm delight whenever you may face trials of many kinds."

-One of the major obstacles to living the life of joy is the enemy of worry, to which God already has the answer too:  "Do not be anxious about anything" (Phil. 4:6)

-Far from being a "doomsday preacher," Paul left us, through his letter to the galatians, a picture of the complete Christain.  Emphasizing what he called the "fruit of the spirit," he listed nine characterics that reap a harvest of nourishing fruit in the life of a believer.

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control