TOPIC: THE WAYS OF HAPPINESS IN THE LORD
TEXT: Josh. 1:7-8; Ex. 19:4-6, Deut.28: 1-3; John 13:13-17; Psalm 92:12-15, Isa. 54:13-14
EVERY true Chosen must endeavour to do the things that will make for blessings and happiness in the Lord; the reason being that our God is a good God who will have His children to have the above mentioned experiences in their lives (John 13:17).
Remember, He wants us to shine as a light in the world to provoke sinners to repentance or to come to Him (Matt.5:14-16); and these ways to happiness and blessings are a must to true believers or Chosen. We shall consider the following sub-headings:
1. The Ways Explained And Reasons
2. Our Expected Response And Benefits
1. THE WAYS EXPLAINED AND REASONS
We must understand that these happy ways and blessings are through studying His word and endeavour to practice them (John 1:7-8). We all must study the Bible every day before we go out or before we sleep; and we should read from 'Genesis to Revelations' every year; and every morning two chapters and every night two chapters before we sleep; and we must meditate upon it in our hearts and speak according to it; and we should pray in the lesson every time we read the Bible with the members of our family, colleagues and friends (2 Tim.2:15; Isaiah 8:20; Joshua 1:8, John 8:30).
Also, we must practice, keep and do the totality of the word of God (Deut.28: 1-3; Cor.28:8; John 8:12); and as we do all these, the Lord shall be with us.
2. OUR RESPONSE AND BENEFITS: Remember now that we are a new creature in Him (2Cor.5:17); we need to learn how to please Him or do His will (Heb. 10:7). We must not do anything like the people of the world or like before; we should know His will through His word and do them; and we shall be blessed and happy and we shall retain His presence 2Chron.15: 1-2; John 13:17).
So, let us begin to read and do His will, always pray and seek for counsel always for our happiness and blessings.
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