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HAPPINESS IS NEVER A PLACE. “Now we call the proud ‘happy’; yea they that work wickedness are built up; yea they tempt God, and escape.” (Mal. 3:15). We Are So Often Mistaken. Humans are. “If I were with \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_, I could be happy.” “If I had\_\_\_\_\_\_\_, I could be happy.”

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happiness is never a place

HAPPINESS IS NEVER A PLACE

“Now we call the proud ‘happy’; yea they that work wickedness are built up; yea they tempt God, and escape.” (Mal. 3:15)

we are so often mistaken
We Are So Often Mistaken
  • Humans are.
  • “If I were with ________, I could be happy.”
  • “If I had_______, I could be happy.”
  • “If you can’t be happy where you are, it isn’t likely you will be happy some other place.”
  • Happiness by indirection.
happy is the man that finds wisdom
“Happy is the man that finds wisdom…
  • And the man that gets understanding” (Prov. 3:13)
  • Just before this verse are 4 points. (1)Grab hold of mercy and truth, (2) Trust the Lord (3) Be honest with the Lord (4) Honor the Lord.
  • Wisdom isn’t having a million facts committed to memory.
  • “Happiness isn’t found in packs, 6 or 20.”
  • Wisdom should direct our path.
happiness is counting your blessings and sharing them
Happiness is counting your blessings – and sharing them
  • Having so much and wishing for more destroys happiness – Eccl. 5:10
  • Be truly thankful – and do count.
  • What did Jesus mean in Matt. 10:39?
  • Have you ever noticed how many poor, unattractive people are laughing, and appear happy?
you can t be happy until you trust
You can’t be happy until you trust
  • But people aren’t trustworthy. Are they?
  • John 2:23-25
  • He trusted us with His truth, and His kingdom. To keep and extend.
  • People thrill and disappoint us. Jesus never disappoints!
  • Prov. 16:20 – “whoso trusts in the Lord, happy is he.”
  • What would it be like to be near death’s door, and not trust in God? What would sustain us?
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