Sin is the seed, source, and essence of unhappiness. “There is no peace to the wicked,” nor is there any happiness for the sinner in his sins.
The carnal mind may find something like pleasure in carnal things. But real, solid, lasting joy, cannot be found, never has been found by the sinner, until converted to God. Carnal pleasure is empty, fleeting, and unsatisfactory in its very nature.
The true Christian has enough to make him genuinely happy because all of his sins are forgiven and forgotten.
Therefore, he is a child of God and is:
- adopted into God’s family.
- justified before God.
- clothed in the perfect righteousness of Jesus.
- regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
A forgiven sinner has the Spirit of Adoption in his heart and is at peace with God, and God is at peace with him. And, all the promises of God are his, which represent Jehovah as pledged to support, sustain, comfort, supply, and bless him in time and eternity! God is with him, for him. and will never fail him in any trial, nor leave him under any circumstances for one moment.
Such is the Christian’s blessed state, and such are his blessed privileges. Although he may appear poor, afflicted, and despised among men.
We are happy in proportion as. . .
- sin is subdued,
- sanctification is deepened,
- the Savior is prized,
- our talents are laid out for the Lord’s glory.
However, if sin is allowed to conquer, if personal sanctification is neglected, if the intimations of the Holy Spirit are slighted–then the believer is not, and cannot be happy.
Therefore, let the Christian . . .
- cleave unto the Lord with full purpose of heart,
- cultivate close fellowship with God,
- walk softly, uprightly, and daily with God–
so will his peace be like a river, and his path be like the shining light which shines more and more unto the perfect day.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You!” Isaiah 26:3
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The Top Ten Got Questions? in 2020
- The Meaning of NUMBERS in the Bible?
- The Meaning of COLORS in the Bible?
- Did The Wise Men Arrive 12 DAYS AFTER JESUS’ BIRTH? Or Was It Much Later?
- What is the Significance of the Wise Men's THREE GIFTS? And were they kings?
- How are the Shepherd’s Rod and Staff Different?
- What Does It Mean to TASTE & SEE That God Is Good? (Psalm 34)
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- Is Leonard Cohen’s “HALLELUJAH” a Christian Song?
- How was Jesus Like a Worm? What’s the CRIMSON (OR SCARLET) WORM? Psalm 22
- Is my TATTOO a sin?
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JESUS WEPT. Why?
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