Nerding Out on Happiness
A few words about happiness, dancing, and macaroni.
It’s all Greek to me, with a little Hebrew in there too.
We’re going to talk about why we need to be happy, and we’re going to start today.
Randy Acorn’s book Happiness
James 5:10-11 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.”
Romans 4:6 (YLT) 6 even as David also doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth reckon righteousness apart from works: 7 `Happy they whose lawless acts were forgiven, and whose sins were covered; 8 happy the man to whom the Lord may not reckon sin.’ 9 [Is] this happiness, then, upon the circumcision, or also upon the uncircumcision — for we say that the faith was reckoned to Abraham — to righteousness?
Galatians 4:15 YLT what then was your happiness (untouchability)? for I testify to you, that if possible, your eyes having plucked out, ye would have given to me
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 15:11 “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Music by Brenton Brown