Week of November 12 - Day 2

Day 2 Read: John 15:11

11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Reflect: As Jesus is speaking, what does He promise his audience? To what extent is the promise given?

Consider: Jesus had great joy in pleasing His Father by living a fruitful life (Heb. 12:2). The purpose of His teaching is to give man an abundant life, not a joyless existence (John 10:10). The commands for His disciples to obey are for their joy (17:13).[1]

Respond: What does joy mean? What is your source for joy? How is it possible to find joy in difficult situations?

 

[1] Edwin A. Blum, “John,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 326.