Joy in the Christian life has never been a divine suggestion but an indelible part of His new creation, yet we have found that much of what is today dubbed Christianity lacks this intrinsic feature. As to naming the source of the problem, we have found many views. But this author has but one to name, and that is the laziness of modern Christians in understanding their position in Christ. Christians do not make the study of the scriptures a lifestyle. Joy, as a concept, was God's invention, not man's, and yet today, people are convinced that they can obtain this blessing without Him. He gave it and outlined only in His Word how to get it and keep it. This is why I call it a theology and not a philosophy. It requires thinking biblically.
A pastor of a local church and loves teaching the Bible verse by verse.