June 02, 2022
Exceeding means exceptional in amount, quality or degree. It also means extraordinary, peculiar, phenomenal, preternatural, rare, unique, etc.
Joy is the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune, or by the prospect of possessing what one desires:DELIGHT.
~the expression or exhibition of such emotion: GAITY.
~a state of happiness or felicity:BLISS.
~a source or cause of delight.
The Greek word translated as joy is Chara, which is the emotional excitement, gladness, delight over blessings received or expected for self and for others.
LESSONS FROM OUR TEXT:
i. “in that day..” vrs.1- depicts the futuristic nature of this hymn. This hymn of praise is composed to celebrate the hope of the glorious reign of the Holy one of Israel, and the complete cessation of God’s anger. It portrays the fullness of the Messianic salvation.
ii. “Yah”vrs.2- is the short form of the LORD's holy name Yahweh, or Jehovah. This contracted name of the LORD God appears 50 times in the OT. 44 are found in Psalms, the remaining 6 in Exodus and Isaiah. Many of the references in Psalms involve the compound word Hallelu-Yah, translated “Praise the LORD”. The word literally means, “You must praise the LORD”.
This word has spread from Hebrew into many languages and dialects, and is a beautiful expression of joyous
Note: “song” in this verse connotes energy or vitality experienced through praise.
iii. “Wells of salvation vrs.”3- refers to the enjoyment of God’s bountiful blessings through the anointed one of
iv. Praise…vrs.4- means to lift up your hands in adoration to the LORD~Yadah, or TODAH(from YADAH). i.e a group or choir extending their hands in adoration , to make a sacrifice of praise, even for things not yet received. Also to praise God for whom He is and who you know He will ever be.
v. Praising God for the excellent things He has done steers up joy. Vrs. 5.
vi. Vrs.6 encourages SHABAK, i.e triumphing through praise, raised in a loud voice..!
May your joy exceed your sorrows, triumph over your troubles and extend to all facets of your life unto
eternity in Jesus Name!