06/17/2024
Happiness of Dying in the Lord
Scripture Reading — Revelation 14:6-13I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. . . .”— Revelation 14:13For most people, death stands out as one of their greatest fears. Death spreads panic and terror wherever it goes, without respect for age or social p
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06/16/2024
Happiness in the Lord
Scripture Reading — Philippians 4:1-7Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!— Philippians 4:4Sadness is the daily portion of many people. The world is full of suffering and hardship, and it can be difficult to find peace and happiness. As a result, people can become bitter about th
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06/15/2024
Happiness to Be Able to Help
Scripture Reading — Psalm 41:1-3Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.— Psalm 41:1A compassionate heart is not among the most popular qualities in our world today. If you want to climb to the top, people say, you often have to trample on others. C
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06/14/2024
The Happiness of Obedience
Scripture Reading — Exodus 20:1-17“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”— Exodus 20:12Most parents have to deal with disobedience from their children at some time or other.In the Ten Commandments we find that children who honor the
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06/13/2024
The Pursuit of Happiness
Scripture Reading — Ecclesiastes 2:24-26This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?— Ecclesiastes 2:24-25Sometimes we think that people with more resources have the clear path to happiness. That is why famous artists, actors, athletes, and other celebrit
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06/12/2024
The Happiness of All Who Trust in God
Scripture Reading — Psalm 33:1-22Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.— Psalm 33:12Is happiness found in social and economic policies? Or in educational and cultural programs? These things can be good and helpful, but a nation can only find true happin
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06/11/2024
The Happiness of a Pure Heart
Scripture Reading — Psalm 24:1-6“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”— Matthew 5:8Faith is not disconnected from happiness. If you imagine the Christian as sullen and gloomy, that is not what God has in mind. Happiness is a matter of the heart, and it has to do with holiness and pu
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