We cringe when we hear about the heir who inherited a fortune and squandered it all, or the person who was entrusted to carry on a famous legacy, only to soil the family name in disgrace. Sometimes people can literally be surrounded by things that others only dream of, yet fail to do anything worthwhile with them. Today we see a young man who grew up in the presence of God’s covenant promises, but he chose to mock it and walk away from it all.
Joy to the World
The world can offer you momentary happiness, but only Jesus can give you lasting joy. Happiness comes and goes depending on life’s circumstances, but joy remains even in the worst of times. But is it really possible for anyone to experience this kind of joy? Despite having so many things in life like pleasures, pursuits and possessions, most people are still not fulfilled. What about you? Are you still searching for joy and fulfillment? Today’s message tells how you can have the joy that Jesus came to give, even when life let’s you down!