What is happiness: Are you Happy?
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
Welcome friends. This week, I'd like to talk with you about God's promise. Last Sunday, I listened to my pastor tell us that God will never leave us. While thinking about this statement, I realized he is right. Paul wrote this in Hebrews 13:5 (ESV) "Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Similar to this, the KJV says: "Let your manner of living be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have. For He hath said, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee"; ... In this verse, God is letting us know he is everything we need. He is the only one we need. Though these verses read differently, they have the same thought. God is very plain. He wants us to depend on him for everything and be happy with what he gives us. I am saying we should always depend on him for everything. In our society, that is a hard one. Why? Only each individual can answer that question.
If we look at the media, we see many people depending on money. They gravitate towards it. They are not happy with what they have. For instance, I recently watched the new version of Let's Make a Deal with a friend. I don't have cable, so I had forgotten about this show. However, as I watched it, contestants were not happy with their winnings. So, they traded up. Some exchanged their old prizes for better prizes while others traded up, only to be disappointed with the outcome. Just like these contestants, we tend to be dissatisfied with what we have, myself included, due to human nature. Discontent is the premise of our society. Ordinary people go into debt to become like their movie and sports idols and billion-dollar company CEOs. However, God does not care about money. He cares about our hearts, not our possessions. We can't allow things to get in the way of our relationship with our dad. Like a good father, he supplies our needs. When we die, these things will stay here, no exceptions, although I have heard of people requesting their prized possessions placed with them at the end. Our hearts should always focus on Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross. Take him at his word. Our dad is faithful; he will not leave us. To read this verse in context, please go to HEBREWS 13:5 KJV "[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for..." (kingjamesbibleonline.org). Thank you for visiting my blog this week. God Bless. Dorothy.