Blessed – more than feeling happy

Learning From God's Word

“I pray that all may go well with you” (3 John 2).

What does this mean? Does it mean that we will always feel happy?

What does it mean to be happy? Happiness means one thing for one person, and it means something for someone else. Some people look for happiness within themselves. Others tell us that look away from ourselves to the Lord. They tell us that we’ll only find true happiness when we’re learning to put our trust in the Lord.

Happiness is an emotional word. When we’re speaking about our emotions, we must be honest, and say that we’re not always happy. Sometimes, good things are happening to us, and we’re happy. Sometimes, bad things are happening to us, and we’re not so happy.

Is there another word that lifts us above and beyond our changing circumstances and our changeable emotions? Yes. There is. It’s the word…

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Salvation – forgiveness of sins, a new creation and eternal glory

Zechariah 1:1-4:14; 3 John 1-14; Psalm 139:11-16 The removal of sin (Zechariah 3:4,9) and the restoration of glory: Here, we have a great description of salvation, wiping out the sin of the past, giving an anticipatory glimpse of the glory to come. The past is forgiven. The future is promised. What about the present - …

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