5. Observe that twice in this chapter a reference is made to “joy” (8:8, 39). What was the cause of such joy? Review the following texts and discuss what joy means in the life of a believer, ways in which the devil seeks to take joy away, and steps we can take to protect and cherish this joy. Would this joy be an identifiable characteristic in your life? Why or why not? Exodus 18:9; Psalm 4:7, 16:11, 84:2; Nehemiah 8:10; Isaiah 25:9; Philippians 3:1, 4:4.