The joy of the Lord and the joy that the world gives are very different. The world’s joy is artificial, is not real and is on the outside. Booze, drugs, clothes, cars, stocks and bonds are outward things. The fleeting joy they bring does not last.
Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). He came that we might have this joy to the full. It is a joy that the world does not give, nor can it take the joy away. This is a joy where God is at the center of life and is in control.