Joy in Knowing

Series: What the World Needs Now | Week 2: Joy

Read Luke 10:1-2, 17-24

1. What were the seventy-two disciples sent out to do?
2. When they returned, what did their report focus on?
3. What sources of joy do you see mentioned in these verses?

Before a printed Bible existed, the original disciples experienced the power of Jesus firsthand. Knowing and seeing it filled them with joy. More than the joy of what they witnessed in ministry, however, Jesus reminded them that the greater source of joy was their security in a heavenly future. Jesus then experienced joy of His own, being filled with the Holy Spirit and immediately letting it flow out in praise to God. His words reemphasize the joy that comes from seeing Jesus’ power and salvation at work.

2,000 years later, we have the privilege of knowing Jesus through God’s Word, countless resources to understand Him more deeply, and opportunities to minister firsthand to those who need His healing touch.

Are you living in the joy that comes from fully knowing and seeing God? Where do you need to invest time to know and see Him more? Spend a few minutes evaluating how you’re spending your time, and commit to investing in things that bring lasting joy.

Want to go deeper? Read Revelation 21:1-7 for a description of the greater joy that awaits us when we’ll see God face to face in heaven. How does this change how you’ll live today?

What the World Needs Now