Episode 191

Happiness vs. Joy

In our currently English dictionaries happiness and joy are almost synonyms. Chelsea and I try to be a dictionary for these words as we contrast the two words. We read verses from the Bible to learn what Biblical joy means and how it doesn't always go with happiness.

Our definitions of the words:

Happiness: a state of feeling good based on present conditions

Joy: a state of hope based on future promises

Sources Consulted:

Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, s.v. “happiness,” accessed August 7, 2022.

Scriptures Referenced:

Acts 5:41

Acts 13:50-52

Romans 14:17

2 Corinthians 7:4

Galatians 5:22

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

Hebrews 10:34

Hebrews 12:2

Psalm 30:5

Nehemiah 8:10

James 1:2

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.