Episode 190

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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