7In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!
Joy in heaven is great joy. Joy in our lives is momentary when we base our joy on ourselves: winning, recognition, success, etc. When we base our joy on our salvation, on the Father, on the Holy Spirit’s guidance: that is real joy. Joy like those in heaven experience. It is joy that is not rooted in my humanity but instead is grounded in Christ. He is our joy.
Clay Corvin is currently a Bible Teacher and occasional preacher at Bethel Community Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary after completing 38 years as their Business Administrator. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. He ministers today as Co-pastor of the Bethel Community Baptist Church and seeks to share the Gospel with everyone. Jesus is Lord!