Joy is Holy
Nehemiah declared that joy was a holy thing. Sad, long faces did not depict holiness to Nehemiah. He said since they had understood the word that they ought to rejoice. Paul was a man who did not allow his location to dictate his mood. His perception of living was living in the joy of the Lord. His circumstances were not allowed to determine his attitude; he was in Christ and the Holy Spirit was in him therefore a joyous life was his outcome!