Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10, NIV)
“I like it because it is expressing that the epiphany of happiness is mostly shown by the Lord.”
What reasons do we have to rejoice and celebrate with the best food and drinks?
Notice that this celebration is not just for those who have the means to do so–the people are to share with those in need. In what ways can we celebrate with others when we have times of rejoicing?
How does God’s joy give you strength?