The Emotions of a Saint Just Arrived in Heaven
Psalm 16:11
You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.

Fulness of joy is a most comprehensive expression. It implies the perfection of enjoyment in all the faculties of being. That joy which is destined to ultimate extinguishment cannot be said to be perfect joy. The expression "fulness of joy" cannot have relation to this world. It must stand related to some other and higher sphere. Heaven is the goal of the Christian's race.

1. The glorified Christian will feel that he has been the subject of a change which affects everything connected with him save his identity. One source of singular emotions is the absence of the body, the former inlet of physical pain, and of general suffering.

2. Another source of new and joyful emotions springs from the unencumbered action of the spirit, and its unconstrained inspiration in the air of heaven.

3. Another source of happiness is the fact that the believer has now entered into more exalted society than he enjoyed on earth.

4. The friendships of heaven will be of a higher order than those of earth.

5. Another element will be the clear light which will then be shed upon all God's dealings with the believer while he was upon earth.

6. That which will give fulness of joy to the glorified believer will be the unutterable privilege of standing in the presence of his Saviour Jesus Christ.

(A. S. Gardner.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

WEB: You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. A Prayer by David.

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