"If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them." John 13:17
IN JESUS TODAY!
The road to happiness is not an autonomous choice of one person’s suggestions on how to be happy. Many say, "just do whatever makes you happy!" So what is it that makes you happy? Happiness does have a definition and it does have a formula and despite what some might say, happiness is not "whatever makes you happy" it is doing what Jesus tells us to do, as we read, "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not the forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." James 1:25 "If ye know these things" What things should we know? It is these things that will make us happy, not whatever we can think of or suggest or imagine to do that will make us happy, but "These Things!" We need to know and to do what is written in the Law of Liberty, God's truth! As we read, "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32 Happy are we because we are free! Happy are we because we know and do the truth! And happy are we because we look at God's law and his law smiles back at us with a promise of eternal blessing! "If ye know these things, happy are ye that do them!"
Happiness or a life filled with happiness is a life filled with Jesus and his promises, there is nothing greater than to know that Jesus will soon say,
"Well done thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord." Mathew 25:21
Happiness is having the peace of God in our heart!
"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:15
KNOWING GOD'S TRUTH AND DOING IT IS HAPPINESS!