I heard on the radio today is “Happiness Day,” or something along those lines. Well, anyway, I guess it is fitting to remind us of a few scriptures regarding happiness and contentment. I am sure you can find one to be “your” scripture of the day.
Philippians 4:4: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”
Psalm 37:4: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Matthew 25:21: ““His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’”
Ecclesiastes 2:26 : “To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”
Job 36:11: If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.
Proverbs 19:23: The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
Philippians 4:11-12: I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Hebrews 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.
1 Timothy 6:6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Psalm 68:3: But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
Ecclesiastes 3:12: I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.
Ecclesiastes 5:19: Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God.
Ecclesiastes 7:14: When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other.
James 5:13: Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
Proverbs 15:13: A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
I don’t know about you all, but I didn’t find true peace, happiness, or contentment until I started walking (or at least started trying to walk) in obedience to the Lord and His word. I pray others will see that obedience isn’t a dirty word and that it takes both grace and obedience to live Godly lives this side of Heaven. Until then, I will just keep walking and hope others see the difference in me and will be drawn to Him and His word.
John 4:39-41 (NIV): 39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
Have a blessed day!