THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Benjamin Franklin said, ” The Declaration of Independence guarantees us the right to pursue happiness, but  it’s up to us to catch it !” Have you caught it yet? Or are you still pursuing it ?The way to be happy is to make others happy, and then happiness will pursue you and, over take you! The Bible says,”I have shewed you all things,how that so labouring ye ought  to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35). The world teaches the the way to be happy is to pursue your own wants and desires, but The Bible teaches us that the opposite is true. In fact the Bible teaches us that “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.”(John 13:17). So in other words, if we pursue what the Bible says, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Matthew 22: 37-39), then this is the way to find happiness! You mean the poorest beggar can be happier than the richest person? Yes, that’s what the Bible teaches. “The love of money is the root of all evil” (I Timothy 6:10 ). Notice it says the LOVE OF MONEY, NOT MONEY, is the root of all evil. The world teaches that money will buy happiness, but that is a lie of the devil ! Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God. But with God nothing shall be impossible.”  (Matthew 19:24-26 ). There were small openings in the walls of Jerusalem just big enough for a camel to crouch down and squeeze through at night when the gates were closed and you had to take their saddles off and poke and prod them through because it was hard for the camel to get through, and it often scratched and hurt them, and pulled their fur out, because the openings were small and thin. That’s why they called these openings the eye of the needle. So likewise for a rich man to get through to The Glory of Heaven, it was not impossible, but hard for them. Jesus is not against having money. It”s what you use your riches for, to help the Lord’s work, or for selfish reasons ? Just make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck! And the greatest possible reward in Heaven and return on your investment that will last forever! “The poor ye have always with you, but me ye have not always with you.” (Matthew 26: 11 ) . In other words where is your money going to do the most good in winning souls for Jesus? Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice, when some have never heard it once? There are plenty of good causes out there to support, but isn’t the most important need to help reach the lost where they have never heard the Gospel even once? What do you think? What do you think God thinks ?

 

Are you right with God? If your not sure, you need to say this prayer, word for word from your heart… JESUS CHRIST, I CONFESS I AM A SINNER, I WANT TO BE SAVED, AND I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN. PLEASE FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY SINS, AND COME INTO MY HEART, I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, I NOW ACCEPT YOU AS MY SAVIOUR. I BELIEVE YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR ME, AND FOR MY SINS, AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD. PLEASE FILL ME WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND HELP ME TO FOLLOW YOU, AND LIVE A LIFE OF LOVE FOR YOU AND OTHERS, LIKE YOU DID FOR ME. Amen.

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  1. I always enjoy reading these lessons. Now if I can just put this knowledge into action. I will continue to read and learn.

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