Faith, surrender, and joy are inextricably linked. The deeper one’s walk with Christ, the deeper the joy. Let joy be the barometer of your faithfulness in Christ. When joy ebbs, look for an area of your life that is not wholly set apart for Him.
This is a test. But it is not only a test. It is a parable. Now, unbelievers (including Neo-Marxists (Note 1)) don’t do parables. It