Joy and Rejoicing
Joy and rejoicing (5463+5479 in strong's concordance)
5463 Strong's Concordance; chairó: to rejoice, be glad Original Word: χαίρω, Verb
Definition: I rejoice, am glad; also a salutation: Hail.
5463 xaírō (from the root xar-, "favorably disposed, leaning towards" and cognate with 5485 /xáris, "grace") – properly, to delight in God's grace ("rejoice") – literally, to experience God's grace (favor), be conscious (glad) for His grace.
5463 /xaírō ("glad for grace") has a direct "etymological connection with xaris (grace)" (DNTT, 2, 356). S. Zodhiates (Dict, 1467) likewise comments that 5479 /xará ("joy") and 5485 /xáris ("grace") are cognate with 5463 /xaírō ("to rejoice"), i.e. all share the same root and therefore the same core (fundamental) meaning.
5479 Strong's Concordance; chara: joy, delight, Original Word: χαρά, ᾶς, ἡ (59 in the New Testament)
Definition: joy, gladness, a source of joy.
Cognate: 5479 xará (another feminine noun from the root xar-, "extend favor, lean towards, be favorably disposed") – properly, the awareness (of God's) grace, favor; joy ("grace recognized").
[The etymological link between 5463 /xaírō ("rejoice"), 5479 /xará ("joy") and 5485 /xáris ("grace") – i.e. that they are all cognates – is brought out by LS (p 1,976), Zod (Dict), CBL, Wigram's Englishman's Greek Concordance (Ed. Ralph Winters), Word Study Greek-English NT (Tyndale, Ed. Paul McReynolds); see also DNTT (2,356) and TDNT (9; 359,60).
There is only one verse with Grace and joy/rejoice in it.
Barnabas, who after having come and seeing the Grace of God, rejoiced. And he exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide near the Lord. Acts 11:23
God’s Grace produces joy and rejoicing!
Joy is a fruit of the spirit! Galatians 5:22
“Ones joy is directly proportional to the Grace he has received, more Grace means more joy. The more aware one is and understands what God by his Grace has done/is doing, the more real joy he will have and the more he will be able to rejoice!”
Here is what I found looking at the joy scriptures;
There are two kinds of joy, the first leads to appropriate actions, (Matthew 13:44, and again, the kingdom of heaven is compared to a treasure being hidden in a field, which finding, a man hid; and for the joy of it, he goes and sells all things, as many as he has and buys that field.) the other joy seems to be just emotional and when tests/trials come, the person gives up, as shown in Matthew 13:20+21; and the seed sown on the rocky places is this; the one hearing the word and immediately receiving it with joy, but has no root in himself, but is temporary, and tribulation or persecution occurring because of the word, he is at once stumbled. So we see, where one has faith, joy is real, brings real responses and where the word meets not faith, joy is at best temporal and not lasting and any test, the person gives up.
Jesus said in John 15:11, I have spoken these things to you that my joy may abide in you and your joy may be made full.
And Jesus also said in Matthew 25:21 and his Lord said to him, well done good and faithful servant. You were faithful over a few things; I will set you over many. Enter into the joy of your Lord.