“…Words of sober truth.” Acts 26:25
Are you happy?
Every day you are exposed to items that promise to bring you happiness. Over 300 times daily an ad or billboard loudly insists that you are not happy. But if you have this one item, you will finally be happy.
The creator and savior of this world says that happiness comes from quieter sources. Jesus taught that happiness comes through things we normally avoid.
Blessed are the poor in spirit…those who mourn…the gentle…those who hunger and thirst for righteousness…the merciful…the pure in heart…the peacemakers…those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness….
None of these qualities are mentioned in ads today. But the Lord promises happiness to you if these traits describe you.
So, are you happy? Is your happiness because of some earthly pursuit of happiness? Or is it because you have what the Lord says is a true happiness? The same Lord and savior once said,
If you know these things, you are happy if you do them.
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