“Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.”
Psalm 98:1-2 (NKJ)
“Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.’” Luke 2:10 (NKJ)
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.”
John 10:27-29 (NKJ)
2. There Is Joy Because Christ Will Restore.
“He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. Sing to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of a psalm,
With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King. Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell in it; Let the rivers clap their hands;
Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord,
Psalm 98:3-8 (NKJ)
“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”
Romans 8:19-21 (NIV)
3. There Is Joy Because Christ Will Reign.
“For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, and the peoples with equity.”
Psalm 98:9 (NKJ)