SUNDAY 3RD JULY,2016
TOPIC: THE SECRET OF LASTING HAPPINESS
TEXT:Psalms 112:1 “Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments…”
Lasting happiness is not found in money or career success. Does that mean these things are wrong? No. When you put God first He will actually give you these things! (Matthew 6:33). Therefore, you must never let anything God gives you rob Him of first place in your life. The psalmist said: ‘Happy is the man who delights in doing His commands.
His children shall be honoured everywhere, … When darkness overtakes him, light will come bursting in. He is kind…..by evil circumstances. … That is why he is not afraid, but can calmly face his foes. … His deeds will never be forgotten. He shall have influence and honor” (Psalms 112:1-9). Beloved here is the source of happiness. The best things in life do not bring happiness.
It is not determined by what you own; it lies in relationships, and the first relationship you need is with God because every blessing in life flows from Him. In a world of urgency and confusion, God will give You values and priorities to live by. ‘Happy is the man who delights in doing His commands.’
MEDITATION: Psalm 119: 16
STUDY THE BIBLE
MK 12:28-44; 1KGS 4-5; HOS 7:3-16