11 I have spoken these things to you so that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
13 Now I am coming to you; and I speak these things in the world so that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. [Richard Claridge, an outstanding early Quaker, profoundly wrote: "The real happiness of man consists in being truly religious, or holy, in our measures, as God is holy; for holiness and happiness are so nearly related, that the one cannot be, or subsist, without the other. Holiness is happiness begun, and happiness is holiness in perfection." From the Word of the Lord within: "There came a view that happiness and holiness are separable."]
21 And his lord said to him, 'Well done, you good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
|John 16:24 |
24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name; now ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.