Daily Bible Reading for Sunday, February 18th:

Be Happy


A happy heart is like good medicine,
but a broken spirit drains your strength. – Proverbs 17:22 NCV

There is enough medical evidence that shows that generally happy people are healthier people, and besides, Solomon told us that from the beginning. Why then, aren’t we all resolved to be happy? God gave us the tools to be:

But godliness with contentment is great gain. – 1 Timothy 6:6

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me – John 14:1

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. – Philippians 4:4

The challenge to true happiness is to avoid confusing it with pleasure. Where pleasure is a momentary feeling from physical activity, happiness is a state of mind about one’s circumstances.

If you have not already, decide to be happy. Avoid attempting to purchase happiness through material things and worldly pleasures.

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” – Dale Carnegie

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

Daily Bible reading for June 19

Proverbs 17-18
Deuteronomy 21:1-22:12
Amos 5
Matthew 3

About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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