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9. Experiencing God in Daily Life. Psalm 16 (p 505). Joy. Living in JOY 1 Pet 1:8... you are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy ... Isa 35: 10... everlasting joy will crown their heads ... Rom 14:17Kingdom of God ... righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit

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9 experiencing god in daily life

9. Experiencing God in Daily Life

Psalm 16 (p 505)


9 experiencing god in daily life

Joy ...

  • Living in JOY

    1 Pet 1:8... you are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy ...

    Isa 35: 10... everlasting joy will crown their heads ...

    Rom 14:17Kingdom of God ... righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit

    Gal 5:22... fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, ...

  • The importance of the power of God (1 Cor 2:4-5; 1 Ths 1:4-5)

    • A form of godliness without power (2 Tim 3:5)

    • Joy that supersedes our circumstances (2 Cor 6:4-10)


1 joy righteousness

1. Joy & Righteousness

  • Righteousness – right living, making right choices.

    • A consequence of being citizens of the Kingdom of God (Rom 14:17)

    • Making our Joy complete (John 15:9-11)

  • Psalm 16 – a psalm of confidence

    • A firm assurance for all who “take refuge” in God (v 1)

    • What is your refuge? Where do you put your trust?

      • What does your lifestyle say? (v 2)

    • When we try to hedge our bets we will find joy elusive!


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1. Joy & Righteousness . . .

  • You assign my portion and cup; you show me the path of life (v 5, 11)

    • When God is our refuge

    • When we realize we have no good thing apart from Him

    • When we walk in the path of life He has laid out for us

      THEN we will be filled with JOY

  • Some Practicalities:

    • It starts with making God our refuge (v 1)


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1. Joy & Righteousness . . .

  • Some Practicalities:

    • It starts with making God our refuge (v 1)

    • Being smart about who we associate with (v 3, 4)

      • Be careful which way influence is flowing – to God or away from God?

    • Living in Thankfulness (v 5, 6)

      • David’s inheritance in the Promised Land – it is “pleasant”, “delightful”, “secure”

      • Media today tries to make us discontent - We need to recapture our thankfulness.

    • Keeping our eyes always on the Lord (v 7, 8)

      • “When your words came I ate them, they were my joy ...” (Jer 15:16)

      • There is no other soul food!


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2. Joy & Peace

  • What happens when we put our trust in God? (v 8-11)

    • In the Shalom [peace, wellbeing] of God we have peace in our souls

    • We are unshakable, glad, rejoicing, secure, filled with joy.

  • Fullness of the promises here applied to Jesus –

    • By Peter (Acts 2:25-28) and Paul (Acts 13:35)

    • He is “the firstborn from among the dead” (Col 1:18)

  • Our ultimate end – eternal pleasures at God’s right hand (v 11)


Righteousness peace joy

Righteousness, Peace & Joy

You cannot pursue Joy

But if you pursue God and his ways

with all your heart

Joy will pursue you


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