I find joy at what you have said like one who has discovered a great treasure.
The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes.
I have inherited your decrees forever, because they are the joy of my heart.
Your words were found, and I consumed them. Your words were joy and my hearts delight, because I bear your name, LORD God of the Heavenly Armies.
As for what was sown on the stony ground, this is the person who hears the word and accepts it joyfully at once,
Others are like the seeds sown on the stony ground. When they hear the word, at once they joyfully accept it,
The ones on the stony ground are the people who joyfully welcome the word when they hear it. But since they don't have any roots, they believe for a while, but in a time of testing they fall away.
How blessed are those whose life is blameless, who walk in the Law of the LORD!
1 Kings 5:7
As soon as Hiram received the message from Solomon, he became so ecstatic that he exclaimed, "Blessed be the LORD today, who has given David a wise son to rule this great people!" Then he sent this message to Solomon:
Then the angel told them, "Stop being afraid! Listen! I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.
But so what? Just this that in every way, whether by false or true motives, the Messiah is being proclaimed. Because of this, I rejoice and will continue to rejoice.