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Summary:

God cares about our happiness, and He really wants us to enjoy life. We should not only be focused on quantity but also quality in life.

 


 

  1. Jesus died so we could have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10, AMP).
    1. The abundant life describes the abundance of quality in all areas of life.
      1. We can choose to be happy; the Apostle Paul thought himself happy (Acts 26:2).
      2. We are happy when we discover what to do in seemingly impossible situations. That is the benefit of wisdom (Proverbs 3:13).
      3. The word blessed is defined in The Amplified Bible as “happy, spiritually prosperous, joyous, and enviable.”
      4. Blessed are the pure in heart; they will see God (Matthew 5:8, AMP).
    2. In the Old Testament, happiness is the state of being relieved.
    3. In the New Testament, happiness is the state of the Believer who has fullness in God. It is to be well off, supremely blessed, and fully satisfied.
      1. Our Heavenly Father wants us to be fully satisfied and joyous despite our circumstances.
  2. The Queen of Sheba was overwhelmed when she witnessed, firsthand, Solomon’s great wealth and divine wisdom (2 Chronicles 9:1-7).
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      1. People who do not know God will see the Believer’s quality of life and be impressed.
        1. How is your quality of life? Is it a witness to unbelievers?
        2. God wants us to be happy and enjoy life. Consider the fact that laughter is good for our health.
      2. Although God wants us to be happy, He does not want us to sin to achieve happiness.
        1. We are to be complete, content, and joyful in Him.
        2. It is in Him we move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

 

Scripture References:

 

  • John 10:10, AMP
  • Acts 26:2
  • Proverbs 3:13
  • Matthew 5:8, AMP
  • 2 Chronicles 9:1-7
  • Acts 17:28