(1) And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: (2) And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, (3) Blessed are ...
Happiness is a commodity that is desired by all, but obtained by seemingly few. Today we have our views on what will bring happiness, and herein lies the problem in our hearts- God has a version of happiness and we have our own version of happiness and they are at odds with each other. Our own pursuit of happiness often leads to frustration and turmoil because we seek it on our own terms rather than our Lord's.
In the beatitudes Jesus lays out for all the true definition and path of happiness. The word blessed that Jesus used has the idea of inner happiness that comes from a self-emptying, God seeking, and others serving course of life. It can be found only in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We must come to the end of ourselves and yield to the all-wise plan of our God today to truly experience the life altering happiness that can come from Christ alone.
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