Joy in the Gospel

Rejoice in the Lord

Let the earth rejoice because the Lord reigneth, Psalms 97:1. We can rejoicing in the confidence of the lord, Hebrews 3:4-6. Rejoice in the Lord, Psalms 33:1-8. Rejoice in Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 1:6-9. and 2 Nephi 25:26. "Rejoice in the day of Christ," Philippians 2:15-18. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice," Philippians 4:4-5. "O how marvelous are the works of the Lord," Mosiah 8:18-20.

We should rejoice over the Lord's ministry and death, John 14:27-29. Abraham rejoiced to see Jesus's day, John 8:56. An angle tells King Benjamin about the Savior's coming to earth so he and his people can rejoice, Mosiah 3:2-5. When the wise men saw the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy, Matthew 2:9-10. Jesus tells his disciples that they will feel sorrow at his death, but their sorrow will be turned into joy, John 16:20-22.

Ammon rejoices and boast in the Lord, Alma 26:11-14, Alma 26:16 and Alma 26:35-37.

Alma glories in the Lord and his joy in the Lord's work, Alma 29:9-17.

The gospel Brings the Fullness of Joy

The gospel is a voice of gladness, D&C 128:19-20 The gospel brings joy to the hearts of the people, Alma 30:34-35. The mysteries and peaceable things of the kingdom bring joy, D&C 42:61. In the Lord's path is the fullness of joy, Psalms 16:9-11. The fruit of the Spirit include love, joy, and peace, Galatians 5:22-23.

When we walk worthy of the Lord we can have joy, Colossians 1:9-11. Happy are those that keep the commandments of God, Mosiah 2:41. Through righteousness we can have a fullness of joy, Moses 7:67. The righteous will be crowned with joy and rejoicing, D&C 52:42-43. When we are brought faultless before God we can have exceeding joy, Jude 1:22-25. Rejoice that your names are written in heaven, Luke 10:19-21.

Those who are just and wise steward will enter into the joy of his Lord, D&C 51:19. In the parable of the talents the profitable servants are invited to enter into the "joy of thy lord," Matthew 25:21-23. The apostles are to have the Lord's joy within themselves, John 17:13.

In the tree of life vision Lehi tells us that the fruit of the tree filled his soul with exceedingly great joy, 1 Nephi 8:11-12. The angle explains more about it to Nephi in 1 Nephi 11:21-23. The kingdom of God is to have joy in the Holy Ghost, Romans 14:17. The Spirit will enlighten your mind and fill your soul with joy, D&C 11:13-14.

When king Lamoni was converted, the light and joy of the gospel overcame his natural strength, Alma 19:6. The king over all land also wanted to experience this joy, Alma 22:15. Alma describes the joy he felt when he repented and turned unto Jesus, Alma 36:18-22. When Nephi and Lehi were in the midst of the flaming fire in the prison they were filled with unspeakable joy, Helaman 5:43-44. Because King Benjamin's people called unto the Lord for a remission of their sins he filled their hearts with joy, Mosiah 4:20.

The people were filled with joy when Jesus prayed unto the Father for them, 3 Nephi 17:17-19. Jesus's joy was full when he saw the faith of the people, 3 Nephi 17:20.

We can not receive a fullness of joy without both a spirit and body, D&C 93:33-34 and D&C 138:17. The resurrection can bring upon us great joy, Alma 4:14.

Rejoice in Our Blessings

We are to rejoice in every good thing the Lord has given us, Deuteronomy 26:10-11. "The fullness of the earth is yours," D&C 59:16-20.

We can rejoice over the temple, D&C 110:4-10 "Zion shall flourish upon the hills and rejoice upon the mountains," D&C 49:25.

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth," 3 John 1:3-4. Rejoice in righteous children, Proverbs 23:24-25.

Live joyfully with your wife, Ecclesiastes 9:9. "Rejoice with the wife of thy youth," Proverbs 5:18.

We can rejoice when the righteous rule, Proverbs 29:2.

We are not to abstain from meats but receive them with thanksgiving, 1 Timothy 4:1-5 and D&C 89:12-13.

After the three days of darkness, the people rejoiced when the morning came, 3 Nephi 10:9.

The Gentiles should be thankful for the Bible that came from the Jews, 2 Nephi 29:4-5.

We should have an Attitude of Joy and Rejoicing

Men are that they might have joy, 2 Nephi 2:25 Because of the fall of Adam we can have joy, Moses 5:10-12.

Rejoicing and cheerfulness are some of the virtues that Paul counsels the Saints to have, Romans 12:8-15. The people are to have joy and peace, Isaiah 55:11. "Lift up your hearts and rejoice," D&C 27:15. "Let the mountains shout for joy," D&C 128:22-23. "The desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose," Isaiah 35:1-2.

"This is fasting and prayer, or in other words, rejoicing and prayer," D&C 59:14-15.

We can Rejoice With Each Other

When the earth was created all the sons of God shouted for joy, Job 38:7. We should rejoice with our fellow members when one of them is honored, 1 Corinthians 12:25-27. If we have love for God and others our joy can be full, John 15:10-12.

With the parable of the lost sheep Jesus teaches us about the joy in heaven when one person repents, Luke 15:6. We should rejoice over the lost sheep that are found, Matthew 18:12-14. In spreading the gospel those that receive it, those that spread the seed, and those that reap can all rejoice, John 4:35-38. Our joy can be great in the kingdom of God if we bring souls unto Him, D&C 18:15-16. The teacher and the learner can both rejoice in the gospel, D&C 50:22. The angels in heaven rejoice over our testimonies that we have born, D&C 62:3-6.

Many would rejoice at John the Baptist's birth, Luke 1:13-15. People rejoiced in John the baptist's light, John 5:35.

Ammon's joy in meeting his brethren was more than his strength, Alma 27:17-19.

Those Who Endure Persecution for the Gospel Will be Blessed

Those who endure trouble for the gospel shall inherit the kingdom of God and shall have a fullness of joy, 2 Nephi 9:18. We can have joy even though we are persecution for the gospel's sake, Hebrews 10:32-35. We can not experience joy without knowing misery, 2 Nephi 2:23-24. "Let your hearts be comforted ... and rejoice evermore," D&C 98:1-2.

Peter and John rejoice that they were found worthy to suffer shame in Christ's name, Acts 5:41-42. When we are persecuted we should rejoice because we will be rewarded in heaven like the prophets, Matthew 5:10-12, Luke 6:22-23, 3 Nephi 12:10-12 and D&C 101:35-36. If you suffer as a Christian be not ashamed, but glorify God, 1 Peter 4:12-16.

Miscellaneous Scriptures on the Joy of the Gospel

Jacob writes on the plates in hopes that the people of a future time will receive them with thankful hearts, Jacob 4:2-4. The meek will increase in joy when the Book of Mormon comes forth, Isaiah 29:18-19 and 2 Nephi 27:29-30.

The Lord chastises his people, "but joy cometh in the morning," Psalms 30:4-5.

Our joy is to be full on the Lord's day, D&C 59:12-13.