Living the Bible

Contagious Joy (Psalm 21)

January 07, 2021 Season 7 Episode 21
Living the Bible
Contagious Joy (Psalm 21)
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Living the Bible
Contagious Joy (Psalm 21)
Jan 07, 2021 Season 7 Episode 21

Neuroscientists at University College London have found that laughter is contagious. Using MRI scanners, researchers found that the brain responds to the sound of laughter by telling our face muscles to join in the joy. When we see someone laughing, chances are we also will smile, even though we don't realize it.

Can we use that research to ‘catch’ spiritual joy? Can we increase the joy of salvation by ‘catching’ it from someone else? Yes, as Psalm 21 demonstrates, King David ‘catches’ the joy of salvation by seeing and hearing King Jesus’s joy in salvation. And he turns to us and says: Enjoy more joy in your salvation by enjoying the king’s joy in your salvation. 

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Neuroscientists at University College London have found that laughter is contagious. Using MRI scanners, researchers found that the brain responds to the sound of laughter by telling our face muscles to join in the joy. When we see someone laughing, chances are we also will smile, even though we don't realize it.

Can we use that research to ‘catch’ spiritual joy? Can we increase the joy of salvation by ‘catching’ it from someone else? Yes, as Psalm 21 demonstrates, King David ‘catches’ the joy of salvation by seeing and hearing King Jesus’s joy in salvation. And he turns to us and says: Enjoy more joy in your salvation by enjoying the king’s joy in your salvation. 

Instagraphics.
Website.
iTunes.
Spotify.