Biblical Character: Joyfulness

Happy-Joy-Dollarphotoclub_71583152A recent article in Psychology Today began with the statement, “Why Happiness Is the Wrong Pursuit.”

 “Money doesn’t buy happiness. Obvious, right? On some abstract level, we know that money and other outward signs of success won’t ultimately make us happy—perhaps because we know wealthy or famous or powerful people who are deeply unhappy—but on another level, we don’t really believe it… or at least we don’t believe it applies to us. Money might not buy other people happiness, we think, but I know I’d be happier living in a bigger house in a better neighborhood, driving a different car.”

 “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” –Helen Keller

Too many people are searching for happiness – in their personal lives, their families, their jobs – when instead we should be seeking to understand the answer to the question, “What is joyfulness?”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy…” Galatians 5:22

Message preached on Wednesday, March 3, 2015 by Pastor Joseph Campbell. Click here for Pastor Campbell’s notes.

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