Believer’s Daily Treasure

Benevolence a Source of Joy

By all these things, I have shown you that by working in this way we must help the weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

[Acts 20:35 NET]

Bless’d is the man whose heart expands

At melting pity’s call,

And the rich blessings of whose hands

Like heavenly manna fall.

Believer’s Daily Treasure

A Good Conscience a Source of Joy

For our reason for confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that with pure motives and sincerity which are from God – not by human wisdom but by the grace of God – we conducted ourselves in the world, and all the more toward you. [2 Cor 1:12 NET]

O happy soul, that lives on high,

While men lie grovelling here;

Whose hopes are fix’d above the sky,

And faith forbids his fear.

His conscience cleans’d from all his sins,

Love, peace, and joy combine

To form a life whose holy springs

Are hidden and divine.

Believer’s Daily Treasure

A Good Conscience a Source of Joy

For our reason for confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that with pure motives and sincerity which are from God – not by human wisdom but by the grace of God – we conducted ourselves in the world, and all the more toward you.

[2 Cor 1:12 NET]

O happy soul, that lives on high,

While men lie grovelling here;

Whose hopes are fix’d above the sky,

And faith forbids his fear.

His conscience cleans’d from all his sins,

Love, peace, and joy combine

To form a life whose holy springs

Are hidden and divine.

Believer’s Daily Treasure

Prayer a Source of Joy

I will bring them to my holy mountain; I will make them happy in the temple where people pray to me. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar, for my temple will be known as a temple where all nations may pray.”

[Isa 56:7 NET]

Prayer makes the darken’d cloud withdraw,

Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw;

Gives exercise to faith and love,

Brings every blessing from above.

Believer’s Daily Treasure

Communion of Saints a Source of Joy

I say to the Lord, “You are the Lord, my only source of well-being.” As for God’s chosen people who are in the land, and the leading officials I admired so much

[Ps 16:2-3 NET]

If ’tis sweet to mingle where

Christians meet for fervent prayer;

If ’tis sweet with them to raise

Songs of holy joy and praise;

Passing sweet that state must be,

Where they meet eternally.

Believer’s Daily Treasure

Communion with God a Source of Joy

Many say, “Who can show us anything good?” Smile upon us, Lord! You make me happier than those who have abundant grain and wine.

[Ps 4:6-7 NET]

Lord, what is life? if spent with thee,

In humble praise and prayer,

How long or short my life may be

I feel no anxious care:

Though life depart, my joys shall last,

When life and all its joys are past.