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


Children, A Reason for Happiness

Scripture Reading — Psalm 127:1-5Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.— Psalm 127:3If you have been blessed with children, do you see them as God sees them? In your struggles and challenges in raising children, do you look for encouragement in the Word of God so as not


Happiness, Continuous Learning

Scripture Reading — Philippians 4:10-20I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.— Philippians 4:11A prison would surely seem more like a cage than a classroom. But some of God’s faithful servants landed in prison, and they learned preciou


The Happiness of Being Generous

Scripture Reading — Acts 20:32-35In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”— Acts 20:35As the apostle Paul states here, quoting from the Lord Jesus himself, t


Happiness in the House of God

Scripture Reading — Psalm 122:1-9I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”— Psalm 122:1Have you felt the same emotion that the psalmist expresses here: “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord’? In Psalm 84:10 we find a statement th


Happiness in What We Are

Scripture Reading — Revelation 1:1-8Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.— Revelation 1:3Have you ever had the opportunity to read the book of Revelation? It is not an easy b


Happiness in What We Do

Scripture Reading — Psalm 119:89-112If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.— Psalm 119:92Happiness is not just about avoiding the way of wickedness and folly. And it’s not about staying away from people. The life of the monk or the hermit is not the ideal of the