I’d like to end this month of joy with more scripture than usual. There are so many examples of people singing or shouting for joy in the bible that I figured it would be a good idea to just read some so we can be inspired.
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.Psalm 5:11, NIV
We can sing for joy because God is our refuge and he protects us!
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.Psalm 28:7, NIV
We can sing for joy because the Lord is our strength and shield, we can trust him and he helps us!
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!Psalm 32:11, ESV
We can shout for joy because we are glad that we know the Lord and can rejoice in him!
Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, “Great is the Lord, who delights in the welfare of his servant!”Psalm 35:27, ESV
We can shout for joy if we delight in the Lord’s righteousness and be thankful that he wants good things for us!
The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.Psalm 65:13, NIV
I love that the meadows and valleys shout for joy as well!
Shout for joy to God, all the earth!Psalm 66:1, NIV
Everyone and everything can shout for joy to the Lord!
I don’t do a lot of shouting in my daily life, and I’m guessing you don’t either. What if we decided to shout for joy occasionally? I wonder… how would that affect our souls?
(Also check out my blog post: The Greatness of Joy)