Scripture Gives Us Many Reasons to Be Happy
Many Christians believe that “happiness” is a temporal thing that carnal, worldly people pursue while “joy” is a God-given gift that mature believers receive as they walk with Jesus. I know for many years I put “happy” on the bad shelf and “joy” on the good one - but does the Bible (and God for that matter) do the same thing? Randy Alcorn says a big NO - in a blog entry from his Eternal Perspectives website, he shares how the Bible is filled with the concept of happiness, and how a proper view of Biblical happiness can not only increase our own experience of happiness, but also make us far more effective witnesses for Christ! Let’s be (Biblically) happy!