What Jesus teaches about Joy


Joy is one of the most beautiful gifts Jesus has promised us. In the midst of life’s trials and tribulations, joy can seem elusive or even unattainable. But Jesus teaches us that true joy is not dependent on our external circumstances; it’s a deep-seated happiness that springs from our relationship with Him. How wonderful is that? Imagine having a joy that endures regardless of what’s happening in your life! Let’s explore what Jesus has to teach us about this incredible joy that can transform our lives from the inside out.

Today, we’ll dive into the Scripture to understand what true joy looks like and how we can cultivate it in our everyday lives. Get ready, because joy isn’t just a fleeting feeling—it’s a life-changing experience waiting for you!

Bible Verse

“…These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” – John 15:11 (ESV).


In John 15:11, Jesus speaks about a joy that is not only complete but is also a part of Him. This is a joy that transcends ordinary happiness because it is deeply rooted in His divine love and purpose. The context of this verse is important: Jesus is talking to His disciples about abiding in His love and obeying His commandments. Jesus knew that true joy comes only from a deep, intimate relationship with Him.

He highlights that His teachings and commandments are not burdens but rather roads that lead us to eternal joy. Obeying Jesus and staying connected to Him is where we find fullness of joy. This isn’t a momentary feeling; it’s an enduring, transformative state of being.

The joy Jesus speaks of is also communal. It’s meant to be shared among believers, lifting each other up and enhancing our collective spiritual experience. The joy Jesus offers is not a solitary experience but one that enriches the lives of those around us.

Actions to Take

  1. Cultivate a Relationship with Jesus: Spend time in daily prayer and Bible study to deepen your connection with Him.

  2. Obey His Commandments: Strive to live according to Jesus’ teachings and see the joy that flows from a life of obedience.

  3. Engage in Community: Share your joy with others and engage in fellowship with believers to create a supportive, joyful environment.

  4. Serve Others: Acts of kindness and service can amplify your joy as you reflect Jesus’ love in your actions.

  5. Practice Gratitude: Regularly thank God for His blessings and for the joy He provides, no matter the circumstances.

Journal Prompts

  1. How do you currently experience joy in your relationship with Jesus?

  2. What are some areas in your life where you can better obey His commandments and find joy?

  3. How can you share your joy with others in your community?

  4. Write about a time when you felt Jesus’ joy despite challenging circumstances.

  5. What are three things you are grateful for today, and how do they contribute to your overall sense of joy?


Dear Jesus, thank You for the incredible gift of joy that comes from knowing You and abiding in Your love. Help me to deepen my relationship with You every day and to live in obedience to Your teachings. May Your joy fill my heart and overflow into the lives of those around me. Teach me to find joy in serving others and to always have a grateful heart. In Your holy name, I pray. Amen.

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True joy, as Jesus teaches, is an enduring, transformative experience that springs from our relationship with Him. By abiding in His love and obeying His commandments, we open ourselves to a joy that transcends circumstances and enriches our lives in profound ways. We hope this devotional has inspired you to pursue this joy wholeheartedly and to share it with others.

Thank you for being a part of our community at BGodInspired.com. We invite you to continue your journey with us as we explore more about the amazing joy and love Jesus offers. With every step you take in your walk with Him, may you find your joy becoming fuller and more complete.

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