Monday, December 15, 2008

Hebrews 1:9 -- On Happiness through God

"Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."
Hebrews 1:9

I think we all want to be happy... happier than we are.  And right here is how.  Righteousness is directly connected to happiness.  Loving righteousness and rejecting iniquity will help us become happier.  Now, I don't think that this means that we will have fewer trials or less opposition.  In fact, trials and opposition could possibly be more frequent with people who are doing well and learning quickly.  This life is a test... we can't get away from that basic fact.  But we can be happy in the midst of the test, partially because we have been prepared for it by our teacher, and partially because we know that he would never test us on something that we couldn't handle.  God is in control. We look for happiness and peace in so many places, but we will never find what we are really searching for until we look for it through God.

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