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#183 happiness

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w o u ld
lik e
t o
d is c u s s
the
w o rdh a p p in e s s in
th is le c tu re . T h e r e
n re
ma n y
e m o tio n s
we
e x p e rie nc e
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ou r
d a ily
liv e s ,
but
s e ldom
d o
w e
ta k e
tim e
t o
a n a ly z e
th e s e
e m o tio n s .
Jo y
is
o ften
m is ta k e n
fo r
happi ne s s .
T he r e
is
a
d if f e r -
P R O V E R B S
3 .1 5 -1 6
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is
m ore
p re \u00ad
c io u s
th a n
ru b ie s .
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th e
th in g s
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thing s are
c a p a b le
o f
ma k ing
u s
j oy ful
fo r
a
brief
p e r io d
of
time .
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uSjo yf tl lw h ile
w e
a re
d o in g
th em .
Ha ppin e s s
o n
th e
o th e r
h a n d ,
m ig h t
b e
th o u g h t
o fa s
o u r
pe a c e
of
min d .
H appiness
i s
w hat
wi l l
g e t
y o u
th ro u g h
th e
" lo n g
h a u l" .
I f
y o u
are
o p \u00ad
e ra tin g
o n
s ho r t - t e r m
jo y ,
y o u
m ay
n m
o u t
of
g a s .
The
G reek
w ord
m e a n ing
ha ppy
is
" ma k a r io s "
(ma k \u00ad
a r '-e e - o s ) .
M ore
ofte n
th a n
n ot ,
"ma k a rio s"
is
tra n sla te d
in
Ole
B ib le
a s
b les s ed .
T he
G ree k
w ord
may
b e
tr an s \u00ad
la ted
in to
E n g lis h
a sha p p ines s . Ma llYo f y o u
a re
fam i lia r
wi t h
th e
bea tit ud e s
in
th e
B ib l e
w hic h
a re
the
de c la \u00ad
r ation s
ofC h rist
fr o m
th e
S ermo n
o n
the
Mo u n t
whic h
b egin
with
" Bles s e d
a r e "
P e a c e
o f
m ind,
o r
h Iese d
h a pp in es s ,
com es
fro m
o u r
Fa th e r.
H ow
m any
tim es
hav e
y o u
h ea rd
som eone
s a y .
"\V el1 ,
he re
it
is
a ga in ,
a n oth e r
b lue
Mo n d a y " ?
Mond a y
is
a
g o od
day
ofth e w eek.
I t is the
begirU l in g
o fa n ot h e r
we e k
th at
we
m av
s e r v e
th e
Lo rd .
A
Ch ri sti a n
s h o u ld
h e
a n
e xa n lp le
o f
tru e
h a p p ines
to
th e
w orld .
T h a t
is
1 I0 t
: 0
s ay
a
Chri s t i an' S
l i f e
is
a
b o \vl
of
r
s es.
W e
all
h a ve
pr o b lems ,
b ut
w hen
y o u
h a v e
a
st ro ng
fo u n \u00ad
d a tio n
i n
Chris tia n ity ,
y o u
kno w
th e
pr o b lem s
o f
th is
world
d o n 't
a rn o u llt
t o
m uch.
C h ris tia n s
h av e
th e
p e a c e
of
mi nd
to
fin d
tn te
h a p p in e s s
Y ou
ullde r s ta n d
th e re
is
a
tle sh
b ody
a n d
a n
m ner
s p i r i tua l
m an.
Y ou
liv e
fo rthe
in n er
m an
an d
t hat
Swhe re-y ol l
fi nc ll l,f pp in ess .
W hat
do e s
the
B ib le
s a y
a b o u t
ha p pin e s?
P R O V E R B S
3 .1 3
H appy
is
th e
m an
th a t
fin d e th
w is d o m ,
A nd
th e
m an
th a t
g e tte th
u n d e rs ta n d in g
D o n 't
e v e r
fo rg e t
thi s,
B e lo v e d .
W hat
ty p e
o f
u n d e rs ta n d in g
a re
w e
ta lk i n g
a b o u t
h e r e ?
L e t's
r e a d
o n .
P R O V E R B S
3 .1 4
F o r
th e
m e rc h a n d is e
o f
it
is
b e tte r
th a n
th e
m e rc h a n d is e
o f
s ilv e r ,
A nd
th e
g a in
th e re o f
th a n
fin e
g o ld
H ow
c o u ld
w is d o m
a n d
und e rs ta n d in g
b e
b e tte r th a n
s ilv e r a n d
g o ld ?
I fy o u
h a v e
w is d o m
a n d
u n d e rs ta n d in g ,
ric h e s
a n d
o th e r
b le s s in g s
fo llo w
anyw ay.
H ow ever,
i f
y o u
h a d
a
p o c k e t
fu ll
o f
g o ld
b u t
la c k e d
w isdom ,
y o u
w o u ld n 't
h a v e
a
p o c k e t
fu ll
o f
g o ld
fo r
lo n g .
Som eone
w o u ld
b e
v e r y
jo y fu l
t o
m ake
y o u
a
r e a l
d e a l
a n d
b e a t
y o u
o u t
o f
y o u r
g o ld .
ric h e s
a n d
h o n o u r.
L e n g th
of
d a y s
m eans
th e
p owe r
t o
rem a in
h e a lth y
a n d
su rv iv e .
A re
w e
talk i ng
abo u t
b e in g
"st r e e t
w ise "
h e r e .
0,
w e
a re
tal kiT U !
abo ut
th e
w isrlom
a nd
u nd e rs ta n d in g
th a t
com es
fro m
o u r
F athe r's
c O lU 1 c il
th ro u g h
th e
le tte r
H e
w ro te
t o
us.
P R O V E R B S
3 .'1 7
H er
w ays
a re
w ays
o f
p le a s a n tn e s s ,
A nd
a ll
h e r
p a th s
a re
p e a c e .
T h is
is
th e
p eac e
o f
m ind
I
me ntio n e d
e a rlie r
in
tllis
le c tu re .
Hap p y
i s
t he
p e r s o n
t ha I
is
a b le
t o
thin k
wi t h
u lld e rs ta nd ing .
P R O V E R B S
3 .1 8
S he
is
a
tre e
o f
lif e
to
th e m
th a t
la y
h o ld
u p o n
h e r.
A nd
h a p p y
is
e v e ry o n e
th a t
re ta in e th
h e r.
C h ris t
is
th e
t r e e
o fl i f e .
G rab
h o ld
o fw is d o m
fro m
th e
Fa th e r 's
W o rd .
PR O V E R B S
3 .'1 9
T h e
LO R D
b y
w is d o m
h a th
fou n ded
th e
e a rth ,
B y
u n d e rs ta n d in g
h a th
H e
e s ta b lis h e d
th e
h e a v e n s .
L iste n
t o
G o d 's
W o rd .
It
w as
b y
w is d o m
the
L o rd
fo u n d e d
th e
e a rth
a n d
b y
und e rs ta n d in g
th a t
he
e s ta b \u00ad
lis h e d
th e
h e a v e n s .
T h in k
o f
th e
pow er
y o u
w ill
h a v e
o v e r
l i f e 's
l i t t l e
problem s,
i f
y o u
w ill
b a s e
y o u r
l i f e
o n
th a t
w is d o m
a n d
u n d e rs ta n d in g
b y
w h ic h
G od
c r e a te d
th e
Ile a v e n s
a n d
e a rth .
D O II't
a llo w
a n y o n e
to
r ob
y o u
o f
h a p p in e s s .
G o d 's . le tte r
t o
yO l l
e x .pJ a.im ;
th e
ea s e
by
w h ic h
y o u
m ay
a tta in
a lld
m a in ta in
h a p p ine ss .
P R O V E R B S
3 :2 0
B y
H is
k n o w le d g e
th e
d e p th s
a re
b ro k e n
u p ,
A nd
th e
c lo u d s
d ro p
dow n
th e
dew .
T hi nk
o fth e
k n o w le d g e
re q u ire d
t o
d e s ig n
a
s y s te m
to
irrig a te
th e
e n tire
e a rth .
D o n 't
le t
a ll
o f G o d 's
w is d o m
a n d
k n o w le d g e
g o
t o
w aste
b y
ig n o rin g
H is
w ritte n
W ord
to
y o u .
G od
c r e a te d
y o u r
b o d y .
H e
s e n t
th e
B ib le
a s
a n
in s tru c tio n
m anual
fo r
y o u r
b o d y .
H ow
o fte n
h a v e
y o u
t r i e d
t o
put a
c o m p lic a tE 'd
to y
to g e th e r fo r y o u r c h ild
w ith o u t
f ir s t
re a d in g
th e
in s tru c tio n s ?
A nd,
ju s t
a s
y o u
th in k
y o u
a re
fin is h e d
p u ttin g
th e
to y
to g e th e r
y o u
s a y ,
"U hhh,
rw onder w here
th is
last part is
s u p p o s e d
t o
g o ') "
T h e n
a p a rt
th e
to y
com es.
J u s t
a s
som e
o f
y o u r
liv e s
com e
a p a rt, w h e n
y o u
d o n 't
fo llo w
th e
in s tn lc tio n
m anual
th a t
G od
s e n t
t o
y o u .
T he
L o rd
te lls
u s
o u r
b o d ie s
w ill
w ork
v e r y
w e ll
a n d
w e
w ill
b e
h a p p y ,
i f
w e
w ill
ju s t
d o
th in g s
H is
w ay.
A ll
w is d o m
com es
fro m
o u r
F a th e r.
W o n 't
y o u
ta k e
y o u r
s h a r e ?

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