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
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
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
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
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
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
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