Tag Archives: happiness

Enjoying Life; October 17, 2022


Ecclesiastes 11:8 However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless. I find myself very relieved that this is … Continue reading

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Tomorrow; October 12, 2022


Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. This immediately brings to mind the extremely similar passage in James 4:13-16. The point is, as this verse says explicitly, that we … Continue reading

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Parental Discipline; October 11, 2022


Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. Talk about politically incorrect Biblical truth! In some places, … Continue reading

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Health; October 9, 2022


Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine,but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. This Proverb is well-known precisely because of its demonstrable truth. Many studies have shown the huge influence our hearts (mind, attitude, emotions) have over our … Continue reading

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Words; October 6, 2022


Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. From verse 14 on there are many statements about words and speaking. This certainly brings to mind Jesus’ statement that “I tell you that … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Lord; August 30, 2022


Psalm 65:8 Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy. There is no limit to God, and so no limit to His influence or to how His creation should … Continue reading

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Praising God; August 17, 2022


Psalm 30:11-12 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. The musical … Continue reading

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Happiness; July 15, 2022


Deuteronomy 26:11 And you and the Levites and the aliens among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household. It seems clear to me that “rejoice” here might be … Continue reading

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Work Ethic; July 12, 2022


Deuteronomy 12:18 You are to rejoice before the Lord your God in everything you put your hand to. I think this is one of the most delightful commands in the whole Bible! In a sense it is a reversal of … Continue reading

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Purpose; June 10, 2022


Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. It is no accident that the binding of my Bible is broken at this point, with … Continue reading

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